Recreational Wrongs / Resort Torts
“Recreational Wrongs” or “Resort Torts” cover a vast variety of personal injuries that tourists, visitors and even locals suffer across the State of Florida each year. They can occur on land, in the ocean or in the air. These pervasive injuries arise in nearly every facet of the Florida experience and include those suffered on hotel or motel premises, on cruise ships, on pleasure boats or jet skis, on bicycles, mopeds or golf carts, inside car services (Uber/Lyft), in pools and spas, inside theme or water parks and even while parasailing through the air. The experienced recreational lawyers at the Boyers Law Group have achieved substantial recoveries for their clients in every conceivable type of recreational setting.
The State of Florida is known as the Sunshine State. It’s more than 600 miles of pristine beaches and hundreds of theme parks, water parks and attractions across the state bring between 80 and 100 million visitors each year. These tourists come to enjoy fun in the sun but many just find trouble in paradise.Transportation
Florida’s roadways are among the most dangerous in the country. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involve visitors from other states. In addition to the familiar automobile accident, vacationers are often riding rented bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles or golf carts in an unfamiliar area. Car services like Uber and Lyft are relatively new to Florida and appropriate regulations for selecting capable drivers do not yet exist.Boating and Water Safety
Tourists come to take in the beautiful sights and enjoy a vacation from their daily routines. Their carefree disposition can result in a misplaced trust in the individuals who offer water sports and boating activities. Hotels advertise excursions and activities through third-party vendors who have not been adequately vetted or researched. Independent operators also advertise their services online or with flyers promoting a safe experience but many fail to deliver. Activities like parasailing, pleasure boating, jet skiing and scuba diving can be very dangerous when these unskilled peddlers offer little instruction to trusting tourists. Even the seemingly safe spas and pools in hotels and motels can result in injuries or death caused by drowning, suction entrapment due to defective drains, diving accidents and under-chlorinated or disease infested spas, among other hazards.Amusement Parks and Sports Arenas
What could go wrong at the happiest place on earth? A lot. Florida has hundreds of theme parks, water parks and sports arenas. Thousands of patrons are injured at these facilities. Whether it’s a slip or trip-and-fall, a malfunctioning amusement park ride or attraction such as a defective roller coaster or even a negligently constructed bleacher that collapses, the experienced attorneys at the Boyers Law Group have the exceptional skill and resources needed to successfully litigate your claim.Hotels and Motel Safety
Hotels and motels have a duty to make their premises reasonably safe and to warn patrons about hidden dangers. Unfortunately, hotel and motel operators do not always discharge these duties responsibly resulting in premises liability. This type of negligence includes everything from slip or trip-and-fall injuries to over-serving alcohol or the serving of alcohol to minors.
Criminals are also attracted to tourist areas. ATM machines, parking lots, hotel rooms and cruise ships are a hotbed for criminal activity. Hotel and motel operators must provide adequate security to protect their patrons from this criminal element. The failure to do so can result in assaults, attacks, robberies, rapes or worse.
If you or someone you care about has suffered serious injury from a “Resort Tort” or “Recreational Wrong,” call the experienced trial lawyers at Boyers Law Group for a free consultation today. When you or your loved ones are injured due to the negligence of others, you need a true champion to advocate for you. You can reach Your Boyers Law Group Champions for the Injured at (800) 545-9100 or (305) 512-7600. You can also email us at info@BoyersLaw.com.