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Can I Sue After a Slip and Fall at a Florida Resort?

Can I Sue after a Slip and Fall at a Florida Resort?

Florida vacations are supposed to be about relaxation and fun, but a slip and fall at a resort or hotel can turn paradise into a pain in the neck (literally!). These injuries can disrupt your trip and leave you with unexpected medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering.

But what makes a slip and fall at a resort different from one on the sidewalk? It all comes down to who’s responsible for keeping you safe. Resorts, casinos, and similar businesses have entire teams dedicated to preventing and documenting accidents to protect their bottom line and minimize potential lawsuits.

While these businesses have teams dedicated to protecting themselves, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. At Vastola Legal, we’re here to protect your rights. We understand the complexities of slip and fall cases, especially on resort or casino property.

Continue reading to learn your best course of action and how our experienced team will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and secure the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages caused by your accident.

Were you injured in an accident at a resort, casino, or similar business? At Vastola Legal, we offer a FREE case review to help you determine whether you have a case. During your review, you can ask us any questions you have about your accident, our qualifications, or what to expect during the legal process.

Premises Liability

In Florida, hotels are legally obligated to ensure the safety of every guest. If a guest is injured because the hotel didn’t meet this obligation, they have every right to take legal action.

However, to succeed, the injured person must prove that the hotel’s negligence directly caused their injury. 

This is where having an experienced attorney skilled in premises liability law comes into play.

Risk Management Teams

While a slip and fall at a resort can leave you shaken and injured, you might also encounter a team of individuals seemingly focused on addressing the situation quickly. 

This team, often referred to as an incident response team, typically consists of security guards, medical personnel, and representatives from the resort’s risk management department.  Their primary function is to gather information and document the incident, with a focus on minimizing the resort’s potential liability.

Security cameras at resorts  capture footage of most common areas.  In the event of a slip and fall, the incident response team may review the footage to understand how the accident occurred.  Furthermore, they may ask you to complete a report detailing the incident.  While this may seem routine, it’s crucial to be mindful of any information you provide.

*Remember, these response teams are trained to gather information that can hurt your case. Always be careful what you say, as they will note everything to try to avoid liability.

Attempted Release of Liability

The information gathered by the resort’s team, including your statements and the security footage, could be used to downplay the seriousness of your injuries or suggest you were partially responsible for the fall.  It’s important to remember that you are not obligated to sign any documents presented by the resort staff immediately following an accident.

Instead, contact a lawyer familiar with Florida personal injury laws, especially those involving large resorts. An experienced attorney can fight to hold the resort accountable for your injuries and get you the compensation you deserve.

FAQs on “Can I Sue after a Slip and Fall at a Florida Resort?”

Q: What are some of the common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents?

Slip and fall accidents can cause a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones, especially in the wrists, ankles, and hips
  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • Back and neck injuries

Q: What damages can I recover in a slip and fall lawsuit?

After proving that the resort or hotel was negligent in maintaining their property and your fall resulted from that negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage (damaged clothing, etc.)

How Vastola Legal Can Help

A slip and fall shouldn’t turn your dream vacation into a financial nightmare. At Vastola Legal, we’re here to fight for the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait any longer – take action today!

Here are three ways to connect with Vastola Legal:

1. Click the button below for a free case review with an experienced attorney.

2. Dial 833-827-8652 to connect directly with Jeff Vastola

3. Dial 772-419-0999 to connect directly with Mackenzie Scott

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