People go on vacation to get away from it all and to unwind. They don’t expect to suffer an injury, yet each year thousands of people suffer serious harm while traveling. Common injuries include:
If you’re on vacation in the Parkland area, you may be looking forward to airboat rides, trips to the everglades, a trip to one of the nearby theme parks, delicious dinners, and everything else that makes a trip a memorable one. No one on vacation plans to get injured, but unfortunately injuries do happen and when they happen far from home, they can be especially intimidating and frightening.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and it’s a great time to discuss drinking responsibly. Alcohol has been drunk since at least 7000–6600 BCE, but it is only in the last generation or two that we have come to appreciate how dangerous it can be. Not only can excessive alcohol use contribute to many illnesses, including the risk of some cancers, but it can also increase the risk of injury.
Alcohol slows down response times, increases fatigue, and leads to poor decision-making. While we usually think of alcohol as causing car collisions in Hollywood and other communities, it can also lead to:
Short-term rentals through sites such as Airbnb are popular in Coral Springs, Miami, and other cities in South Florida. Some travelers like them because they offer less-expensive stays when compared with hotels. Others like the unique properties and home amenities, such as kitchens, available through short-term rentals.
However, there is a trade-off. While hotels and official accommodations are legally obligated to maintain certain standards of safety and cleanliness, short-term rentals are under no such official obligation. Studies and investigative reports have shown that a significant portion of short-term rentals lack safety basics such as first aid kits, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors.
Short-term rentals allow residents of Miami, Hollywood, and other South Florida communities to rent out part or all of their property. Visitors to South Florida can stay in a condo, vacation home, room in a house, or even on a boat, booking through platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.
When things go wrong with a short-term rental, however, determining liability can be difficult and securing fair compensation can be challenging. Many short-term rental guests and hosts turn to Miami premises liability claims attorneys to sort out their situations.
Hot tubs can be found in Key West hotels, homes, spas, gyms, and other locations. For hydrotherapy or for relaxation, hot tubs are a treat for the senses with warm water, scent, and whirlpool jets. Quality, well-designed hot tubs which are properly maintained are a safe way to enjoy the water, but manufacturer defects and owner negligence can result in hot tub injuries.
Key West is a beautiful place in South Florida to visit, and many tourists arrive here every year to take advantage of the beautiful weather, natural wildlife, and stunning views. Most visitors Key West return home with nothing but beautiful photos and a lifetime of positive memories, but tourist injuries can and do happen in this area. If you are a tourist who has been injured in Southern Florida, it is important to consider your future and to ensure you have the financial support to deal with your injuries.
When you return home, your claim may not yet be settled and you may be returning with life-altering injuries which can impact your life and earnings. You will want a local attorney who can continue to pursue fair compensation on your behalf. If you have been injured in Key West while visiting Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group to get local legal representation. Your first consultation with us is free of charge.
During the winter, many people from northern communities and even from northern countries travel to Miami and other communities in Miami-Dade County for rest and relaxation. Some rents or even own homes in the area.
If you are one of these so-called snowbirds and are injured while staying in Miami, what are your rights? In general, you may have a claim if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Whether your injuries have been caused by a car accident, a pedestrian accident, a sports injury, medical malpractice or any other incident where someone’s negligence may have played a role in your injuries, you may have a claim.
At this time of year, many people are travelling and are taking planes to visit friends and family. While airports tend to be relatively safe places, they do pose a risk of injury and you’ll want to follow these tips to avoid injury and crime:
If you’re traveling to Miami, you’re probably staying at a hotel or some type of tourist accommodation. While some accommodations take care to provide a safe environment, you are staying with other people who are just passing through and there’s always a risk to personal safety.
To stay safer, make sure that you: