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If you are spending time away from home in the Sunshine State of Florida, then you are in for warm weather and lots of fun. A report from Visit Florida shows that from April to June of 2021, Florida welcomed 31.7 million visitors. Of these, 30.6 million were from the U.S. and the other 1.1 million were from overseas. This just shows that people from all over the world head to Florida to visit Clearwater, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Universal Studios, Disney World, Legoland and more. Unfortunately, sometimes people suffer injuries when on holiday or vacation.
If you suffer an injury while visiting Florida, then our Florida Travel and Tourist Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you. If you are a domestic traveler residing elsewhere in the U.S. then we can serve as your primary legal representation when pursuing a personal injury claim on your behalf. If you are an international traveler who was injured on holiday and have returned back to your home in Ireland, Scotland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Mexico, or elsewhere in the world, then we can work with your legal representation in your home country to help tale care of the legalities here in Florida.
Florida attracts millions of visitors from other countries every year. Below you will find the top international visitors from 2020.
With all these international visitors on top of the millions of domestic travelers visiting Florida, most find it necessary to rent a car to visit various attractions, like the beach and Disney World. If they do not rent their own vehicle, then they will use rideshare programs like Uber or Lyft. As a result, many tourists find themselves involved in car accidents that are the fault of another person. We can help with Florida rental car accidents as well as accidents that happen while using Uber and/ or Lyft.
Other common injuries include boating accidents on Florida waterways in Tampa, Clearwater, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Miami, Naples, Panama City, and Jacksonville. Slip, trip and falls and swimming pool mishaps at hotels are also common among travelers and tourists as well. And of course, visitors can suffer injuries at Florida’s numerous theme parks and water parks, like Disney World, Universal Studios, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Busch Gardens, etc.
Anyone who needs medical care following an injury that was the result of another person’s negligence can seek financial damages from the responsible party with the help of an injury lawyer. Our Florida Travel and Tourist Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you seek compensation from all responsible parties for the damages that you have suffered. We urge you to call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online so that we can provide you with a completely free consultation.
Under Florida premises liability law, the owner of a property is responsible for maintaining a property so that is free from hazards. Failing to keep the property in reasonably safe conditions could create liability should a visitor suffer harm due to the property not being maintained properly.
Florida car accident laws and boat accident laws can vary based on the type of accident, but generally speaking, vehicle owners have a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe fashion in order to prevent any foreseeable harm. Our Florida Travel and Tourist Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help demonstrate that the at-fault party breached their duty and help you prevail in a negligence case.
You must act fast when it comes to personal injury cases in Florida. The state of Florida has a time limit on how long you have to file these cases, which four years from the date of injury.
Florida personal injury laws are clear, but can be complex, especially when you were a visitor to the state. If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, then our Florida Travel and Tourist Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your rights and what steps to take next to pursue a claim for compensation.
Injuries from car accidents, boat accident, or theme parks in Florida can range from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death. If you were harmed anywhere in the state of Florida while on vacation or holiday, then you can seek repayment for your damages/losses. Our Florida Travel and Tourist Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you if you are still in the states or if you have already returned to your home country. We can handle all of the legal details in the state of Florida. We strongly recommend that you contact us today to learn more about how we may be able to assist with your case. You can call us 24/7 at 866-608-5529.