Common Tourist Accidents And Injuries In Florida

Florida is popular among tourists, so it sees frequent travelers from other states and countries alike. In many cases, the road rules where someone is from may vary drastically compared to the road rules we follow here. For this reason, one of the most common tourist accidents in Florida is a car accident.

However, tourists are not always to blame for these accidents, either. Sometimes, they are simply victims of other negligent drivers sharing the roadways.

In addition to car accidents, other common tourist accidents include injuries at theme parks, on amusement rides, and at local resorts.

Reporting Accidents At Theme Parks


Suppose you were to get injured at one of Florida's many theme parks. In that case, some places have representatives on-site who can come to the reported incident scene to gather information. Some theme parks are better at reporting and gathering information than others, however.

There are times when the representative will arrive at the same time the first responders do. Meanwhile, some tourists find themselves having to search for someone to report the accident to.

No Lawyer?


Remember: you do not have to give a statement if you are asked to. However, this depends on the circumstances as well. If you do decide to give a statement, you need to make sure that it is truthful and accurate. If asked what has been injured, do not leave anything out, and do not be vague with your answers.

Tourists And Car Accidents


Many tourists in the state use rental cars to get around. Many times, they are also unclear about where they are going. This is especially true of people traveling from other countries who may not be used to the local road rules. For those reasons, car accidents are common among tourists in Florida.

Drivers can sometimes get confused, and this confusion can result in an auto accident. However, Florida drivers may also be to blame for the accident, so the fault, of course, does not automatically fall to the tourist.

Steps To Take


Depending on the type of accident you were in, you need to follow several steps when it comes to reporting the accident and getting help. If you are injured at a theme park or a resort, then you need to report the incident to someone in management. That way, an official record pertaining to the accident will be on file.

Reporting the accident while still in the state helps with the documentation needed when filing a claim for it. You can also use this time to acquire any video footage or other evidence that can ultimately help prove your claim.
Once you return home, you can contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney to help you with the next steps in the process. They are highly knowledgeable about Florida laws and can help you navigate the claims process.

Other Accidents


In addition to theme park accidents, car accidents, and resort incidents, tourists can sustain injuries in other places and situations too. Those include the following:

• Tour buses
• Scuba diving
• Pools and beaches
• Cruise ships
• Restaurants and hotels with dangerous property conditions

You want to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side because they know firsthand how to secure your rights. In addition, they will get you fair compensation for the injuries and other damages you sustained while you were in Florida on vacation.

Video FAQ:


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out my online form.

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Get personal attention from a lawyer with decades of experience.


 
×