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Miami Resort Slip & Fall Lawyer

Miami is home to more resorts than entire states can claim thanks to our beautiful beaches, warm weather, and perfect backdrop of palms. But accidents can happen even on vacation in paradise. Slip and falls are the most common type of accidental injury at resorts, most of which are no one’s fault aside from the guest’s own clumsiness. At least, this is what a typical resort will claim. In truth, a high percentage of resort slip and falls are caused by mismanagement, understaffing, lack of attention to detail, and cutting repair and cleaning expenses. If you were injured at a Miami resort, the Miami resort slip & fall lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law will take on the negligent party on your behalf.

Causes of Resort Slip and Falls

A slip and fall can happen at a five star resort or the lowest budget motel. Falls are most often caused by one of the following:

  • Spills
  • Wet entrances
  • Lack of caution signs
  • Poor lighting
  • Damaged flooring surface
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Overpouring alcoholic drinks
  • Lack of handrails
  • Damaged stairs steps
  • Damaged escalators
  • Lack of grippy outdoor surfaces
  • Dirty, overly sandy, or greasy walkways

As a plaintiff, you need to establish the following in order to ensure your chances of winning your claim: 1) there was a slip and fall hazard, 2) the resort knew or should have known about the hazard due to real or constructive knowledge, 3) the resort failed to mitigate the hazard, and 4) your fall and resulting injuries were caused by the slip and fall hazard.

Common Tactics That Resorts Take to Weaken a Plaintiff’s Claim

No resort willingly hands out blank checks to injured guests, no matter how egregious the resort was in causing a slip and fall. Resorts—like all other business, entities, and private citizens—are insured by multibillion dollar insurance carriers, which exist solely to earn as large of a profit as possible for their shareholders. As such, resorts and these insurers will go to extreme lengths to devalue a plaintiff’s claim, or (better yet for the resort) to fully defeat it. Common tactics include the following:

  • Claiming the plaintiff fell because of intoxication
  • Claiming the plaintiff slipped because they were running or rushing on the pool deck
  • Claiming the plaintiff’s injuries are less severe than their medical records show
  • Claiming the plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing or fabricated
  • Claiming the plaintiff’s injuries occurred off of the premises of the resort

Call a Miami Restaurant Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

Damages in a Miami resort slip and fall claim may include medical expenses, future medical costs, lost earnings and earning ability, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, and more. These damages depend on the severity of your injury and resulting disability (either temporary or permanent), as well as the resort’s percentage of liability. To ensure you are compensated to the highest possible degree, you must work with an experienced Miami slip and fall lawyer. Call Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 for a free consultation.

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