St. Petersburg is one of the most sought out vacation destinations in the United States, as is the entire state of Florida.
Unfortunately, every year, Florida has hundreds of travelers and tourists that suffer injuries; defective equipment, property owner negligence, and security failures are a few causes.
- Amusement Parks: Many tourists vacation in Florida to enjoy one of the eleven amusement parks, but there are often unknown risks of injuries. The two most common injury lawsuits against theme parks are negligence and product liability.Examples of negligence lawsuits include; failing to post clear warning signs, failing to properly train ride operators, and failing to maintain equipment in a safe condition. Product liability lawsuits are, often times, caused by defective rides or components. Structural and design defects are common examples of this.
- Cruise Lines: Cruise lines place limitations in their contracts as to where and when they can be sued. Oftentimes, cruise lines will attempt to delay the lawsuit past the one year deadline. Miami, Florida, is the designated place that they can be sued.From maintenance problems to security issues to poorly trained staff members, you could end up with a horrible injury or even die aboard a cruise ship because of another person’s negligence. If you have been injured on a cruise ship, boarding/ leaving a cruise ship, or injured while on a cruise ship excursion, it is important to document all injuries and to notify crew members.
- Hotels and Resorts: While on vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida, it is expected that you will be spending a great amount of time at the hotel. Unfortunately, some of the more common injury lawsuits take place at hotels and resorts. A few incidents that entitle you to a lawsuit include food poisoning, slip and fall accidents, and injuries caused by poorly maintained recreational equipment. Almost every injury or accident at a hotel can actually be prevented if the resort is well maintained.
An injury while on vacation in Florida is one of the most unexpected things to occur, but unfortunately, it is not uncommon. If you have been victim to one of these injuries, make sure to document your injuries and inform an attorney, because you may have a lawsuit in your hands.