Miami Hotel Resort Accident Lawyer
Miami is undeniably one of the premiere places to visit on vacation. Dubbed the “Sunshine State,” Florida provides warm weather year-round and a number of tourist attractions, such as resorts with beaches, pools, and spas. These accommodations may also provide a wide-range of other activities that guests can enjoy, like jet skiing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Despite the excitement leading up to what is anticipated to be a “fun-filled vacation,” these trips can take a horrible turn for the worse if the resort or hotel fails to observe proper safety precautions and standards. Unfortunately, dangerous or hazardous conditions on a premises can arise at anytime and anywhere.
Like other landowners, these establishments in Miami and throughout the state of Florida have a duty of the highest care to its guests in keeping the property reasonably safe and warning visitors of any unsafe or dangerous conditions. Some of these dangers include but are not limited to:
- Slip & Fall Accidents – While these types of accidents typically occur at commercial or retail stores, hotel and resort owners must warn of transitory conditions (i.e., water) and foreign substances that could cause a visitor to slip and fall.
- Trip & Fall Accidents– A wet surface is not the only harmful condition that could lead to a visitor’s injuries. Sidewalks, walking paths, stairwells, escalator, and elevator entry points could possibly be in disrepair—in the way of uneven or missing surfaces.
- Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Hot Tub Suction Entrapments – These unfortunate cases are the result of a property owner’s failure to equip their pools, jacuzzis, and hot tubs with adequate and safe drainage devices and/or pumps without attached or built-in vacuum release devices. A defective drain can create a suction force that pulls and then holds on to individuals—mostly children but even adults—underneath the water’s surface, entrapping and drowning victims within minutes. Even victims released from the suction created at drains can suffer life altering anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (“CPSC”) released a report in 2005 that noted more than 700 deaths in spas and hot tubs since 1980. An alarming number of these involved suction entrapment deaths, survivors with serious brain injuries and eviscerations most often involving small children in less than six inches of water. Making matters worse, these are only the deaths the CPSC knows of.
- Swimming, Drowning & Diving Accidents – In addition to a faulty water circulation system, pools can also become unreasonably dangerous if the establishment fails to provide adequate supervision (i.e., lifeguards) or sufficient warnings (i.e., “No Lifeguard On Duty,” “No Diving”). Notwithstanding these signs, a hotel or resort can still be liable if it created a hazardous condition that warnings would have no bearing on.
- Boating, Jet Skiing, and Other Recreational Activities – In addition to pools and beaches, a hotel or resort may also offer a variety of recreational activities in which visitors can partake in. Whether your injury occurred on land (golfing accident) or by sea (parasailing incident), a Miami resort accident lawyer at Brais Law Firm can help you handle your personal injury case.
- Amusement Park Accidents – Notwithstanding where you or a loved one may have stayed during your vacation, your accident may have occurred at one of Florida’s many amusement park attractions. Amusement park accidents can be the result of any of the aforementioned dangerous conditions or an attraction that has been defectively designed or functioning improperly.
How a Miami Hotel Resort Accident Lawyer Can Help
Our lawyers are standing by to learn more about your hotel resort accident and resulting injuries. When working with Brais Law Firm there is no risk, as we work on a contingency fee basis. You owe no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. See our Results page for more information about our settlements and verdicts.
Contact our team to schedule your free consultation with a resort accident lawyer at our main Miami location by calling 1-888-238-5637.