Articles Tagged with vacation injury

When you travel outside of Florida, you of course want to have a great trip. No one expects to suffer a personal injury or thinks about being in a truck accident when they’re outside of Hollywood or their community, but in fact vacation and travel injuries do occur.

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Being injured outside of your state can be especially stressful. It can upset your travel plans and increase your travel costs. When you are far from home, you may also not know insurance laws which can impact your claims and may be far from doctors, family members, and others you would normally trust and rely on in this type of situation.

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If you are travelling in Miami, Hollywood, or anywhere in southern Florida, of course you want to have a stress-free and wonderful vacation, one you remember for many years to come. The last thing you want is to remember your vacation as a painful experience. Taking a few steps before you travel can help you avoid travel injuries while on vacation.

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Before traveling, reduce your risk of injury by:

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Hotels in Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida promise a comfortable and safe stay for guests. When hotels are negligent in providing safety measures, however, you may sustain injury during your stay. Common hotel injuries and damages can include slip and fall accidents, thefts or attacks, exposure to pests, and other hazards.

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Hotels can reduce these dangers by using cameras and security guards, screening staff carefully, maintaining locks and other hotel features, keeping areas well-lit, having 24/7 staff on duty, controlling infestations of pests, and training staff properly. If hotels fail to take these and other reasonable steps to keep guests safe, they can be held liable for any injuries guest sustain as a result of the negligence.

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If, like millions of people, you are travelling to South Florida, you may be expecting nothing more than wonderful memories, delicious food, endless beaches, crashing waves, and a terrific holiday. Certainly, that is what most visitors to Hollywood, Miami, and South Florida enjoy. However, if you are injured on vacation, there are a few things you need to know.

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In fact, vacation injuries at any tourist destination are more common than many travelers realize. Hotel injuries can occur due to slip and fall accidents, cruise ships can be the site of near-drownings, overboard incidents, or criminal activity. Whether you are taking a taxi, plane, bus, rental car, or any method of transportation, you may find yourself in a traffic accident. Even if you’re driving, unfamiliar signs and traffic conditions can mean you are at risk of a car accident in Hollywood or your Florida destination.

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Seeing Miami, Hollywood, and the rest of South Florida from the air is a wonderful experience. There are helicopter tours the area as well as helicopter lessons you can find if you want to learn to fly yourself. In addition, helicopters can be used for medical transport or sometimes even for commutes or for getting from one airport to another.

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While most helicopter rides end with nothing but memories, helicopter injuries can occur in Hollywood and across South Florida. They tend to be serious of life-threatening injuries, because of the heights involved and size of helicopters. Helicopter injuries can include spinal cord injuries, paralysis, fractures, quadriplegia, amputations, head injuries, fatalities, and more.

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Prolonged sun exposure and sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer prevention is important and it begins with limited exposure to the sun. Even one serious sunburn before adulthood and can be enough to increase your likelihood of getting this disease, so carefully monitoring UV exposure is important.

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May is skin cancer awareness month, so this is a good month to review safety precautions when it comes to the sun. This is especially important in Hollywood, Miami, and all of southern Florida, where the sun’s rays are especially intense and where more residents and visitors spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Spring break for colleges is a time for students to relax and recuperate from studying. Many travel companies have special sales for students and many travelers take advantage of these deals to travel during the weeks of break.

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South Florida is a very popular destination for travelers during spring break because of its beaches and warm, sunny weather. Travelers who come from wintry climates, especially, tend to head here for a holiday during the early spring. While spring break celebrators bring money into the local Hollywood economy, the greater number of people and drivers can pose a few challenges.

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Now that summer is here, it’s time to review some of the rules of summer safety. While summer is a great time of year to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate summer holidays, and even enjoy a vacation or time away from work and school, it also brings its unique dangers.

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Be sure to follow these tips to enjoy a safe and wonderful summer:

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Southern Florida is famous for its beaches, and each year millions of people visit the shoreline and leave with nothing more than great memories. Nevertheless, beach related and water related injuries can and do occur. Beach injuries can ruin a beautiful summer afternoon and can leave you with months or years of pain, lost income, and doctor’s bills.

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Strong currents, strong sun, marine life, lightning, contaminated water, and other hazards exist on almost every beach. Taking a few precautions can help prevent injuries and can ensure your vacation is a great one:

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Spring break and spring travel plans are a big part of the fun for college students and even for those not attending school. If you will be taking part in any spring break festivities or traveling, there are several things you will want to do to stay safe in Miami or at your destination:

1) Travel with friends. Avoid going to events, spring break festivities or on vacation alone. You will have more fun if you go with people you know and you will stay safer.

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