Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Injured at a Resort or Hotel While on Vacation: Now What Do I Do ...

Many people descend on Mississippi each year to enjoy all that our state has to offer for vacationing tourists.? When you are injured while traveling, it can be particularly stressful because you are in an unfamiliar location, which makes dealing with medical treatment, insurance issues and legal claims even more challenging.? Whether you are injured while vacationing in Mississippi or at a resort elsewhere in the United States, a serious injury can ruin your vacation and more importantly result in long-term disabling injuries.

Our experienced resort and travel accident attorneys have represented clients injured while traveling on vacation or business in Mississippi or elsewhere in the United States as well as destinations around the world.? Because we have worked with many injury victims who have been injured while on vacation, we understand the unique challenges a person faces when he or she suffers serious injury in an unfamiliar place. ?If you are injured while traveling outside the United States, you may face challenges of dealing with uncooperative foreign officials or questions of choice of law and jurisdiction issues.? The experienced travel accident attorneys at Barrett Law can help you navigate these complex legal issues to ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need to rebuild your life and move past your resort accident.

Generally, the owner of a resort or hotel has an obligation to maintain the premises in reasonably safe condition to prevent injury to guests at the resort.? The law in Mississippi and much of the United States places an even higher obligation on resorts and hotels to take care to protect their guest because of their unique and exclusive control over the premises.? Hotels and resorts have an obligation to warn patrons of unsafe conditions that are not immediately obvious.? Many large resorts are massive and have a wide range of potential dangers and hazards that can cause injury to guests.

Most Common Types of Travel Accidents

Our Mississippi travel accident lawyers have the experience and ability to represent you if you are injured by a wide range of hazards and accidents including:

  • Bus or van accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Ski boat, pontoon boat and watercraft accidents
  • Accidents involving mopeds or scooters
  • Personal watercraft accidents (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, Sea-Doo)
  • Slip and falls on wet surfaces
  • Food poisoning
  • Car accidents or other motor vehicle collisions
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Drowning accidents
  • Failure to warn of hazardous conditions

Legal Complexities in Travel Injury Litigation

Although corporations that run resorts, hotels and other recreational vacation facilities are held to a higher duty of care to protect visitors than other property owners, sometimes even a 5 star luxury resort is not diligent about inspecting the premises for potential hazards, providing adequate training to personnel or responding promptly and effectively when a potential hazardous condition exists.? If you are injured in an accident in a resort, hotel or other lodging facility while traveling, you may face unique legal challenges that are not present in other types of cases including:

  • Evaluating the country/state that has jurisdiction to adjudicate the travel accident lawsuit?
  • Determining which state or country?s laws will apply to your resort or hotel legal claim?
  • Applicability of discovery procedures to obtain critical evidence including witness testimony, document production, and other essential forms of fact gathering
  • Differences in substantive tort (personal injury law), court rules, evidentiary rules and civil procedure

These are just a few of the unique legal and factual challenges that you may face if you are injured in a Mississippi travel accident or a similar accident throughout the United States or a foreign country.? Our experienced and committed resort accident lawyers have over a century of collective experience handling serious injury claims on behalf of accident victims, including serious injuries that occur while families are traveling for vacation or business.? We can provide an analysis of your travel accident so that we can offer legal advice regarding your best options and potential recovery.

If you have suffered a serious injury while on vacation caused by a hazard at a resort, spa or hotel, the experienced Mississippi personal injury attorneys at Barrett Law provide careful investigation of your case, diligent legal research, and persuasive courtroom advocacy.? At Barrett Law, our experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyers represent injury victims throughout Mississippi.? Our law firm has roots that reach back 75 years so contact us today for your free initial consultation at (662) 834-2376 to see how we can help.

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