While staying in a Florida hotel or motel often results in a wonderful experience, sometimes injuries and deaths occur to guests. For this reason, customers should take special care as they navigate the unfamiliar surroundings of a place to stay.
A couple of recent accidents illustrate the potential dangers of hospitality stays in The Sunshine State.
Musician suffers assault outside hotel
According to a report from NBC 6 South Florida, a traveling musician became the victim of an assault outside a Fort Lauderdale hotel. While minding his own business in a valet parking car, the drummer for the band Def Leppard suffered an attack when a young man ran into him and knocked him to the ground. The drummer fell back and hit his head on the ground.
A second woman received minor injuries when the attacker turned his attention to her. Authorities arrested the attacker who eventually plead guilty to counts of battery and criminal mischief.
Woman run over by forklift
Information from Fox 13 news station reported on a woman who received serious injuries while walking in the parking lot of a hotel in Daytona Beach. A forklift driver ran over the woman while moving roofing materials. The driver said he could not see the woman due to the height of the materials he transported.
Medical personnel took the woman to the hospital, but she later died from her injuries. OSHA planned to conduct an investigation of the accident.
No matter the type of injury that results from a hotel accident, individuals should exercise their legal rights. They might receive compensation for injuries that result from negligence.