TOURISM IN FLORIDA AND SAFETY TIPS – MIAMI PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
One of the most common accidents involving tourist in Miami, according to accident statistics and the experience of the Perazzo Law Firm handling accident claims for visitors and locals, are car accidents. For visitors from abroad and even other U.S. cities, driving in South Florida can be daunting given all the highways that connect Miami-Dade, Broward, and Orlando, three of the most popular areas for tourists. Whether renting a vehicle or driving their own, tourists can easily take a wrong turn or miss an offramp regardless of a GPS service to help guide them to their destination. Highway accidents are the most common and they usually result in personal injury to accident victims. Most accidents that occur on highways are the result of careless lane changes which happen when motorists don’t know their way. A lane change accident can result in a collision with multiple vehicles, and this can lead to serious personal injury, which will require medical care and the help of car accident lawyer with which to file an insurance claim. Regardless of fault, insurance companies will take action to determine which of the parties involved in the accident will cover any medical expenses or losses stemming from the accident.
What to do after a car accident as a tourist?
- If possible, ask someone to contact the local authorities and seek eyewitness testimony.
- Report any injuries to the authorities. If taken to hospital for emergency care, keep all medical records.
- Contact the Perazzo Law Firm at (786) LAWS-411 for a FREE initial consultation.
Car accidents, though the most common, are just one of many types of accidents that can involve tourists. Other types of accidents are:
- Slip & Falls
- Boating accidents
- Amusement Park accidents
- Swimming pool and hotel accidents
- Water sports accidents
- Biking accidents
- And more…
SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS
A slip and fall accident can occur anywhere there is a walking surface that has been left unattended to by a business operator and is soiled with water, oil, or any other slippery substance that a person walks on. Common places for slip & fall accidents can include the following:
- A gas station
- A hotel swimming pool
- A restaurant
- A supermarket
- An theme park
- Fast food joint
- Shopping mall
- And more.
What to do after a slip & fall accident
Following a slip & fall accident, the accident victim must immediately report the incident to the business operator or manager. In the event of pain or discomfort, the accident victim should request to see the business establishment’s doctor or request an ambulance. If the accident victim is taken to hospital, the accident victim should request all medical records, which will be useful if filing an insurance claim for compensation to cover medical expenses and any potential losses stemming from the accident.
Theme Park Accidents – Disney and Orlando
Tourists injured at a them park are covered by law through premises liability. Human error is one of the main causes of most accidents that occur at theme parks. Many times, restraint systems are not properly implemented, which may cause amusement ride passengers to suffer injuries. Mechanical malfunctions are also a main cause for theme park accidents. When a ride malfunctions, the consequences can end in severe personal injury and even wrongful death. Theme parks such as Disney, have legal representatives on hand to deal with accident victims. Nevertheless, theme park accident victims should contact the Perazzo Law Firm for the best legal advice and to find out about a possible premises liability insurance claim for compensation to cover personal injury and losses.
What to do after an accident at a theme park
Depending on the severity of the injury, the accident victim should immediate contact the park authorities to report the accident and any injuries. Regardless of the medical evaluation of the park’s medical staff, the accident victim must visit a healthcare facility of choice for a thorough examination. Following a professional medical evaluation, the accident victim should contact the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation to find out about a possible insurance claim for compensation to cover injuries and losses.
SHOULD A TOURIST GIVE A STATEMENT AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Giving a statement is optional by both locals and tourists regardless if the authorities or a business operator requests a statement regarding the accident. In the event the accident victim wishes to give a statement, it’s important to tell the truth about how the accident happened. It’s important to note that many businesses have surveillance cameras which may have captured the moment of the accident and how it happened. When describing how the accident occurred, try add as much detail as possible. Take photos of the accident scene if possible. All the information the accident victim gathers can be useful in the event of filing an insurance claim for compensation to cover personal injuries, damages, or losses.
FOLLOWING AN ACCIDENT, IT’S VITAL TO CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER TO HANDLE AN INSURANCE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION TO COVER PERSONAL INJURIES, DAMAGES, AND LOSSES.
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