In 2018 more than 126.1 million people travel to and vacation in the state of Florida. This is a trend that doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon thanks to the beautiful beaches and endless sunshine. After all, it’s called the “Sunshine State” for a reason.
While this is true, it’s important to remember that not all vacations are all fun and adventure. The fact is, you are just as likely (if not more likely) to suffer an injury because of an accident while you are on vacation as you are in your day-to-day, normal life.
If you or someone in your family is injured while on vacation in Florida, you have rights and options. This is especially true if your injury or accident was caused by someone else’s recklessness or negligence.
There are some types of injuries that are more likely to occur while you are on vacation, while others are pretty common regardless of where you are. Some of the most common injuries that vacationers in Florida endure are listed here.
For most people, stability isn’t an issue. However, if you happen to slip, trip, or fall on something and suffer an injury while on vacation, there is the real possibility that it was the result of someone else’s negligence.
If this happens, reaching out to a personal injury attorney in Florida to review your case and provide advice regarding if your injury and the circumstances to file a claim is a smart move.
If food safety laws are not made a priority or if they are not followed, the possibility of a restaurant causing food poisoning is real. If you suffer food poisoning while you are on vacation, you need to make sure you record all information related to this incident. It includes the restaurant you visited, the address, times, and dates, you went. Make sure you go to the doctor, as well. There are some situations when the restaurant will be liable.
For most people, a Florida vacation means time on the water. If you are on vacation, there’s a good chance you may rent items such as jet skis or bikes. There are many rental companies that may skimp on the maintenance or repairs for the equipment they offer to the public.
If items aren’t inspected or if they are not maintained properly, it can lead to the items being faulty. If you use the faulty rental equipment, it may result in an injury. If this situation occurs, then it is the rental company that is liable for your injuries.
Water and Florida go together. However, when you are around the water, regardless of if it is a pool or the beach, there is always the risk of you or someone in your family drowning. In some situations, you implicitly accept this particular risk.
For example, if you know you were swimming in an unsupervised area, then you won’t have much of a case for wrongful drowning. However, if drowning occurs where lifeguards are present and you have proof that the individual took the proper safety precautions, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is possible.
Even if you don’t live in Florida, you have rights. You can press charges against a Florida entity regardless of what state you call home.
Each state will have unique laws, so it is best to find someone who is aware of the liability statutes in the area where the injury occurred. At Felice & Elrich Attorneys at Law, we can help with your case. Call us today at (561) 444-8822 to learn more.
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