Hotel Accident Lawyers for British Tourists Injured While on Holiday in Florida
With miles of coastline, year-round warm weather, and many of the country’s best theme parks, Florida is a popular destination for British tourists on holiday. While here, many British tourists stay in one of Florida’s many hotels, with the expectation that they will be safe, secure and well taken care of.
Unfortunately, these expectations are not always met. Tourists get injured while in Florida when hotel management teams do not adequately maintain and secure their hotels. Some of these injuries are minor, but many are serious, impacting one’s ability to enjoy the vacation and causing serious physical and emotional trauma.
At Bailey Fisher, we have seen firsthand what can happen when a victim is injured in a hotel accident while visiting Florida. Not only must you navigate the complex U.S. healthcare system to seek treatment for your injuries, but you also must contend with an unfamiliar legal system if the hotel’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries.
If you are a British tourist who was injured while staying at a Florida hotel, timeshare property, or other commercial rental property while on holiday, we can help. We’ve successfully handled legal matters for many British tourists who have been injured in Florida, and we will make sure that the property owner or manager is held accountable and that you are fully compensated for all of your injuries.
Types of Hotel Accidents
If you are on holiday from Great Britain, you likely chose a hotel or other rental property that appeared to have all the conveniences of home, with some extra luxuries to help make your holiday memorable and indulgent. It probably never crossed your mind to consider the property’s construction, maintenance, or security, and for good reason. Those are issues that guests should not need to consider when booking a vacation stay.
Unfortunately, however, unsafe construction, failure to keep up with necessary maintenance and inadequate security can be very dangerous for hotel guests. While there are numerous conditions that could lead to a hotel accident, some common examples include:
- Slips, trips, and falls. Failure to properly construct or maintain stairs, walkways, or other areas within the property can result in a guest slipping, tripping, or falling. Slipping on water is another common cause of a hotel injury, given that most Florida hotels have pools or other water attractions.
- Physical or sexual assault. When security at a hotel is inadequate, or even non-existent, it dramatically increases the likelihood of a guest falling victim to physical and/or sexual assault. If the hotel failed to adequately screen and background check employees, it can also lead to an employee assaulting a guest.
- Food poisoning. Unsanitary conditions and/or improperly trained employees can result in a guest suffering from food poisoning after eating at a hotel restaurant.
- Drownings. If a pool, hot tub, or water park is not adequately supervised by the hotel, it increases the chance of a drowning accident.
- Burn injuries. An improperly installed or maintained electrical system can cause an electrical fire, which may result in serious, even fatal, injuries.
- Elevator accidents. If a hotel fails to properly maintain and service the elevators, a guest can suffer severe injuries in a resulting accident.
When Is an Orlando Hotel Liable for Injuries Suffered by a Guest?
Not all injuries sustained at Orlando hotels or other rental properties are the fault of the property owner or manager. However, if the hotel’s wrongful or negligent conduct was a factor in the accident, the hotel could be held legally responsible under the theory of premises liability. Premises liability falls under the umbrella of tort law and imposes a duty on property owners to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition to prevent harm to guests.
Premises liability law determines the extent of the duty owed to a visitor based on the visitor’s status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. The highest duty of care is owed to an invitee, defined as someone who is on the property by invitation of the owner and from whom the owner expects to benefit financially. A hotel guest is the classic example of an invitee. A property owner’s duty to an invitee requires that the property be kept in a safe condition, that repairs be made in a timely fashion, and that notice is given of any known dangers on the premises. A hotel’s duty to an invitee also extends to dangerous conditions of which the hotel is unaware but that they should have known about or detected.
Compensation for British Tourists Injured in an Orlando Hotel Accident
Orlando hotel premises accidents can cause serious bodily harm, loss of wages, emotional distress and even death. A lawsuit may be necessary to obtain the compensation you need to pay for ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, pain and other damages.
The hotel accident attorneys of Bailey Fisher take these factors into consideration to help you receive the compensation you deserve. We will obtain all of the evidence necessary to prove negligence on the part of the hotel and win the financial compensation you deserve.
Experienced Legal Help for British Tourists Injured in Florida Hotel Accidents
If you are a British tourist who has been injured in a Florida hotel accident, the experienced Orlando hotel accident lawyers at Bailey Fisher want to help you obtain justice as well as the compensation you deserve. We are the lawyers that travel agents trust to help their British clients injured while on holiday. We are committed to protecting your rights and helping you navigate the complicated Florida legal system.
We have extensive experience representing accident victims who were in Florida while on holiday and are committed to helping people who have suffered serious, often life-changing injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of a hotel. We will work zealously to ensure that the hotel is held accountable and that you are fully and fairly compensated for all your physical and emotional injuries.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today for a free case evaluation. One of our experienced Orlando hotel accident lawyers will listen closely to what happened and advise you on your best course of action. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve.