Florida is known for its warm beach weather, theme parks, and 360 miles of beautiful coastland. Florida calls many tourist attractions home, including its theme parks, natural springs, zip lines, 189 beaches, and luxury resorts. These amenities bring a high influx of domestic and international travelers every year. Summer months can get particularly crowded, increasing the chance of being involved in an automobile or similar accident.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the summer months of Florida travel see an uptick in Motor-vehicle deaths from June to October.
Accidents are often preventable; however, appropriate safety measures are not always implemented or obeyed by the appropriate parties. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, our firm is here to provide answers and protect your rights. Allen & Abaray, P.A. has represented countless personal injury cases, and we are committed to protecting your legal rights through aggressive litigation strategies. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and to learn your options.
Types of Accidents
Florida summers can bring a variety of unfortunate, preventable accidents. They often happen without warning and can bring both physical and financial damages. The most common accidents are slips and falls and motor vehicle accidents. Florida is home to many amusement parks, which also see their fair share of accidents. Regardless of the nature of the injury, it is vital to treat and report injuries immediately and keep a record of all accident details. Here are a few tips on staying safe over the summer and what to do if you are in an accident:
Slip & Fall: Summer break is often synonymous with drinking and partying. Any parent can attest that this risky behavior can lead to an accident. Slips and falls are not just limited to vacationers. Even your local supermarket can pose a slip and fall risk if the floor is slippery.
Prevention: To help avoid slips and falls, be aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards. Check for signs that may indicate hazardous conditions, such as a broken railing, slippery floor, or restricted area.
After an Accident: Don’t apologize or admit any fault. Seek medical attention for injuries sustained as soon as possible.
Theme Park Accidents: Accidents aren’t the first thought that comes to mind when you think of amusement parks, but according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 2021 saw almost 35,000 injuries. Over 15,000 of those were children between 5 and 14 years old.
After an Accident: Treat this like any other accident: DO NOT admit fault or apologize.
Our attorneys are experienced and are prepared to immediately protect your rights against these large corporations who may seek to reduce your available recovery. Amusement park injuries are caused by a variety of things, from tripping on a wet surface to a ride malfunction. Parks will often try to avoid lawsuits by posting signs that they are not responsible if the roller coaster rider is injured; therefore, it is imperative that you hire a roller coaster injury lawyer to evaluate your case and advise you on how to proceed.
Motor Vehicle Accidents: Motor vehicle collisions can occur with other vehicles, objects, or pedestrians and may result in severe injury, death, and/or loss of property.
After an accident:
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We understand the burdens and hardships an accident brings. Our firm is prepared to protect your rights and lift these burdens so you can focus on your recovery. Time is crucial when up against large corporations who may seek to reduce your recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death, contact the Florida accident attorneys at Allen & Abaray, P.A. to schedule a free, initial legal consultation at (877) 669-6899 or (863) 669-9999. Our office is located in Lakeland, Florida, and we serve clients throughout Central Florida. Call us now for assistance.