Insight Into Hospitality Industry Injuries
One minute you’re out enjoying yourself, and the next, something suddenly goes wrong, and you’re injured. The suddenness of the injury can surprise you, but that surprise may be nothing compared to the long-term consequences of a significant personal injury.
For the personal attention and legal guidance you need, turn to Itzkowitz Law. We know how to take on the big insurance companies and win.
Hotel Safety Is Not Guaranteed
You may not know it, but our state imposes a duty on hotels and resorts to protect guests and keep them safe. The law requires they maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable. And that’s where we come in.
Itzkowitz Law, PLLC, has come to the aid of many people who’ve been injured from common and not-so-common accidents:
- Unsafe elevators
- Negligent housekeeping
- Bus or shuttle accidents
- Damaged carpeting
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool
When we take on these cases, we can follow lines that you probably have not considered:
- Did the premises have adequate lighting?
- Were the stairs built in compliance with local building codes?
- Did the hotel fail to place proper warning signs?
It takes specialized knowledge and extensive investigative work to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Restaurants And Bars Are Full Of Unique Hazards
Besides the usual slip-and-falls, food poisoning, assaults and thefts, many people are surprised to learn they can receive compensation for:
- Food allergy reactions
- Exceeding the establishment’s capacity limit
- Negligent security: lack of bodyguards, lack of security cameras, or unlocked or unsecured doors
- Over-serving alcohol/serving to a minor
There are two instances where you can sue a bar or nightclub when serving alcohol. The first is if you’re injured because the establishment served a minor (under age 21). Secondly, you can sue for damages if you’re injured by someone who’s a ‘habitual’ alcoholic. Florida law is nuanced in that it doesn’t create a liability against an obviously intoxicated person – that person must be a habitual drunk.
In almost all cases, the establishment will deny any liability, but we understand the intricacies of the law. If and when accidents happen and you get injured or sick, we’re here to fight for you.
Get A Free Consultation From Itzkowitz Law
Our experience in the hospitality industry allows us to quickly and thoroughly answer your questions. In your complimentary meeting with us, we will listen to your story and begin to build a strategy with you. Contact our Tampa office to learn how we can help you by calling 813-665-1441 or sending an email.