In 2012, approximately eighty-nine million tourists enjoyed touring the great state of Florida. And the number of visitors are expected to keep on growing in the succeeding years, making it a milestone moment for Florida as tourism continues to boom. This surge in visitors also had a positive impact on the hospitality industry as hotels, resorts, and motels house countless visitors in the past months.
While it is hoped that everyone’s sunny Florida vacation will go smoothly, accidents do occur from time to time. With hundreds of hotels in South Florida, it is not surprising that accident claims for injuries and wrongful death are made frequently. All hotels strive to be the best in the world, but the sheer amount of people passing in and out its doors make it impossible for accidents not to happen. When accidents do happen, you can count on the legal expertise of Jordan + Pascale, P.L. Our attorneys are ready to represent you with prudence and tenacity in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Some experts call hotel accidents a hospitality risk. According to the National Specialty Underwriters, the most common hotel injuries, which they define as hospitality risk claims, are the following:
- Damaged guest vehicles
- Missing guest property
- Damaged guest property
- Slip and fall, including cuts, lacerations, and abrasions resulting thereof
- Auto accidents
- Food poisoning and even foreign objects in food
- Personal injury, even those sustained from recreational activities
- All types of assault
- Stolen vehicles
- Smoke and fire
- Liquor liability
Jordan + Pascale’s aggressive personal injury lawyers have a reputation of success in handling hotel accidents. Its clients include injured individuals, hotel owners, and business entities from the Palm Beach, Miami, and Broward areas that have benefited from its expert and aggressive representation.
Cases involving hotel accidents are governed by the concept of premises liability. All Florida hotels, resorts, and motels are accountable to certain incidents that occur on their property. It is their responsibility to provide an adequate standard of care in order to prevent accidents and injuries from dangerous conditions.
According to the premises liability law, the hotel, resort, or motel also needs to maintain adequate security in their parking lots and all hotel grounds. They need to take action immediately if anything on its property poses a liability: for example, dark parking areas, or areas with unstable walls, fences, and other structures.
Even if the injured individual is not a South Florida resident, it is in his or her best interest to obtain the help of Jordan + Pascale. This is because Florida laws protect anyone injured in a Florida hotel; that is why hiring the right attorney for a Florida hotel accident is crucial to any situation.
Meanwhile, hotel owners can be assured that premises liability is an area of specialization of Jordan + Pascale. It has had a track record of positive outcomes in this area of law, and has reached a beneficial resolution for all parties involved in the cases it handles.
Jordan + Pascale fights hard to protect the rights of its clients. If you have been injured at a hotel or resort in South Florida, contact the law firm today and speak to one of our aggressive premises liability lawyers for free to discuss your legal rights.