Florida Hotel Accident Attorney
Florida is a vacation capital for residents of the United States and visitors from other countries. Hotel owners and operators have a legal duty of care to provide safe premises for all of their guests. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a hotel owner or operator cause serious injuries. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we are here to help when you need a Florida hotel accident attorney. Our nationally recognized attorneys have extensive experience handling complex personal injury cases, and we are ready to use our resources to investigate your claim. Let us help you secure full compensation for your injuries and your losses.
Florida hotel premises liability – understanding the applications
Premises liability law for hotel owners revolves around defining the responsibility of hotels, motels, and resorts to ensure the safety of their guests. For example, if a hotel fails to properly take care of its grounds, such as failing to fix uneven pavement in a parking lot, then the hotel may have committed a breach of its duty of care to its patrons. If an injury occurs due to this breach of duty, the hotel owner may be held responsible for the injuries.
When you check into a hotel, you expect that your safety and health will not be put at risk. You are here to have a good time with your family. When an accident happens, this means the hotel breached that duty of care and caused your injury. While some injuries can be healed, others will require a complete change of lifestyle. Colson Hicks Eidson has 40 years of experience fighting for accident victims caused by negligent hotel staff.
Common causes of hotel premises liability claims
The personal injury attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have represented victims who have sustained injuries caused by unsafe hotel or resort premises conditions. We are ready to help clients who have been injured due to the following:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Poorly maintained pools or pool areas
- Frayed carpeting
- Elevator, escalator, and stair accidents
- Neglected spills
- Defective products or faulty furniture
- Unsafe showers or bathtubs
- Lack of rugs or poorly placed rugs
- Crumbling concrete on sidewalks and parking lots
- Insect and bed bug infestations
- Poorly lit areas or negligent hotel security leading to injury or assault
- Criminal activity or theft leading to an assault
After an accident, there are crucial steps that need to be followed, you must notify the hotel of the conditions and the accident that was caused due to these conditions, You should also immediately seek medical attention for your injuries. Your next step is to contact the nationwide firm that will help you win your case.
At Colson Hicks Eidson, we help clients who have sustained a range of injuries caused by the negligence of others. This includes the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Severe burn injuries
- Electrocution injuries
- Drowning or near-drowning injuries
- Severe sprains or strains
Hotel owners and their staff have a duty of care to maintain the property in tip-top shape and ensure the safety of their guests and staff. When they do not, devastation can fall on an innocent family who was trying to enjoy their vacation. Contact our Florida hotel accident attorneys to discuss the details of your case and help file a hotel premises liability claim for maximum financial compensation.
Compensation in a Florida Hotel Accident
After a hotel accident, you will want to get a Florida hotel accident attorney who will work to seek compensation on your behalf. Each case is unique and while cases can have similarities, damages can be different. Even two people in the same accident may obtain different compensation due to various factors. Our nationwide hotel accident attorneys can seek compensation for the following damages:
- Lost income if you must take time off from work due to your injury
- Current and future medical expenses caused by your injuries
- Loss of future earnings in cases of total or partial disability
- Loss of personal enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- In cases involving grossly negligent parties, we can seek punitive damages
While some of these damages may not apply to your case, there may be other damages that do. In the most tragic circumstances, you may suffer the loss of a loved one in a hotel accident. The surviving family will be able to obtain compensation on their behalf. It is best to speak to an attorney immediately after your accident to discuss your legal options. Colson Hicks Eidson will fight for the highest compensation possible in your case.
Contact our personal injury lawyers for help with your case
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a hotel owner or hotel employee, contact the award-winning team at Colson Hicks Eidson for help with your case today. We have the resources and legal expertise necessary to conduct a complete investigation into your claim so we can determine liability and recommend a course of action for you. Our Florida hotel accident attorney will work with medical professionals to evaluate and treat your injuries. We will also:
- Collect evidence such as photographs, videos, incident reports, eyewitness statements, safety records, and more.
- Negotiate with the liable parties for compensation on your behalf
- Calculate total expected losses
- Prepare for trial if necessary
Our attorneys will work to prove that the hotel owner or employees:
- Were aware or should have been aware of the hazardous condition
- Failed to take steps to address the hazard that contributed to the injury or fatality
Our goal is to secure full compensation for your injuries and your losses, which can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, out-of-pocket expenses, and in some cases possible punitive damages.
It is important to note that the statute of limitations to file a premises liability claim varies by state. In most states, the statute is two to three years. In Florida, the statue is four. The clock starts ticking the date of the accident. When you need a Florida hotel accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at 305-476-7400.