Hotel Accidents in Florida | What You Need to Know

Oct 1, 2020 - Personal Injury

As the coronavirus is seemingly coming more under control, more and more people are beginning to vacation once again. Of course, a large part of vacationing is staying at hotels. Fortunately, Florida has many wonderful hotels for guests to stay at, however, there are times where hotels can become very unsafe. If you are someone who has been injured in a hotel accident in Florida, please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of hotel accidents?

Hotels offer individuals a wide array of amenities, and hotel management and staff are responsible for ensuring that those amenities are always safe for public use. When they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur. Some of the most common causes of hotel accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Accidents due to inadequate security
  • Accidents due to inadequate lighting 
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Broken or unsafe furniture
  • Food poisoning
  • Hotel sidewalk accidents
  • Stairway accidents
  • Hot tub accidents
  • Parking garage accidents
  • Defective gym equipment accidents

Who is responsible for injuries sustained in a hotel accident?

If you are injured in a hotel accident, the most important thing you can do is hire an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can assess the circumstances of your injury and determine the liable party. In many cases, the liable party is hotel management or staff. If our firm determines that hotel management or staff knew or should have known about the unsafe condition, failed to fix it timely, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, we will most likely file a premises liability claim against them. However, in other accidents, such as elevator accidents, defective gym equipment accidents, and otherwise, we may find that a negligent product designer or manufacturer is responsible for your injuries, in which case we will file a product liability claim.

The bottom line is that you need an attorney with years of experience who can accurately determine the party responsible for your injuries and fight for the compensation you deserve. Additionally, you should keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. In Florida, the statute of limitations is, generally, four years, which means that you will, generally, have four years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for the compensation you deserve and need. Do not wait to reach out to our firm. We are ready to help you today. 

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.

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