Whether it’s to make a yearly pilgrimage to Disney World or simply to enjoy the beautiful palm trees and warm summer weather, Florida is an extremely popular destination for vacationers. If you are on vacation in Florida, there is a very good chance you will be staying in a hotel. Usually, your hotel is where you unwind after a day of fun, excited for what tomorrow holds. Unfortunately, sometimes people are injured in hotels, and if this person is you, and you believe a hotel or its staff is responsible, you are most likely looking into recovering compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common contributing factors and types of hotel accidents?

As long as you are using their services, hotels are responsible for your safety. Here are some of the most frequent contributing factors and types of hotel accidents:

  • Defective furniture
  • Food poisoning
  • Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs or unsafe drinking water
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Hot tub accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Stairway accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Gym equipment accidents

How do I recover compensation following a Florida hotel accident?

Not unlike other personal injury claims, you must prove another party’s negligence led to the injuries you have sustained. For example, to win compensation after a swimming pool accident, you must prove the hotel or its staff was negligent in one way or another. Whether a lifeguard was absent at the time of your accident, the pool lacked proper barriers and fences, or there were no “wet floor” signs and there should have been, you may be entitled to financial compensation. 

How can I help prove my personal injury claim?

Fortunately, there are several things you can to do boost your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. The first is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process. Additionally, if the hotel has security cameras, they most likely captured the incident on film. This is valuable evidence that you may use to help bolster your claim. You should also make it your priority to seek medical attention as soon as possible. A medical professional will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation regarding your injuries, so it is extremely important that you do not wait. You may use this information to help demonstrate the severity of the injuries you have sustained. 

Contact our Florida firm

Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today.