Failure to take the necessary steps to protect guests may result in potential liability for the resort owners.
I represent people who have been involved in injuries in different resorts and hotels around the world.
A number of 23 million US citizens traveled outside their country during the first 5 months of 2012, 658,000 travelers choosing South American destinations, according to the US government's Office of Travel and Tourism Industry. Some of the most common resort accidents include slip and fall accidents, recreational motor vehicle accidents, water sports accidents, swimming pool accidents, wind surfing accidents, snorkeling and scuba diving accidents, hiking accidents, jet ski accidents, and others.
From 2004 and 2006, there were 2,361 deaths of US citizens overseas due to injury. Out of these US citizen injury deaths, 50.4% occurred in the Americas region. Almost 40% (37.8%) of US citizen mortal injuries in the low- to middle-income Americas were due to vehicle crashes compared to about half that (18.9%) for low- to middle-income Americas citizen injury deaths.
The water park staff has the full responsibility to take the necessary steps to protect visitors from incidents. In case they fail to enforce the premises rules, this can be considered a form of negligence. If this negligence is proven, the water park owners, management team and staff members can all be held liable. Whether a ride is defective or the...View full answer
Recreational divers may be required to sign a liability waiver by the resort, the charter company or the boat operator/owner. Diving is a voluntary sport. However, no waiver can entirely release the negligent parties from responsibility. In case of a diving injury, you can file a claim against the resort, the cruise ship you rented your gear from or...View full answer
The amount you can claim depends on your particular circumstances, but there is no definitive answer to this. Individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others are entitled to compensation for all damages incurred. The compensation you are legally entitled to depends on: the type of...View full answer
If you or somebody close to you has been the subject of a resort/hotel injury you should contact a lawyer immediately. You may be facing a multi-million dollar company with aggressive lawyers and personnel who deny responsibility. That is why a law firm can quickly help you with a prompt and detailed investigation. The resort has to be...View full answer
When going to vacation, the last thing people have on their mind is the risk of severe personal injuries, especially when their destination is a 5-star resort. Unfortunately, resort injuries are not rare and when they happen, employees at the resort rarely take full responsibility. By neglecting basic safety measures they would normally adhere to in...View full answer
Hundreds of people are injured every year at various resorts, suffering from minor bruises, to debilitating spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can be the result of simple slip and fall accidents, or of activities tourists would not normally do, such as scuba diving or jet skiing. No matter what activity caused the injury,...View full answer
Resort accidents are unfortunately not rare and when they happen, victims can suffer severe injuries, from fractures to traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death. When such devastating events take place, victims can and should file legal complaints against the resort manager or his employees, in case the accidents resulted from their negligence or...View full answer
Injuries that occur in vacation areas request a different type of legal approach because most of the times these areas belong to major corporations and all their reputation is at stake if you take them to court. Basically, you need the best attorneys you can hire because: usually the resort/hotel personnel denies...View full answer
You can file a claim against any public transportation service provider that is responsible for your injuries, such as tourist airlines, buses and cruise ships. Beware of the strict deadlines applicable for such cases and seek legal guidance, otherwise you can lose your right to receive coverage for the damages. If you or...View full answer
Even if you were careless and your negligence partly caused an accident, in some states you can still get at least some compensation from any parties responsible for the accident. The carelessness of the persons involved determines the share of compensation they owe to the victim. The comparative negligence rule determines the...View full answer