When planning a Florida vacation, many tourists will research which restaurants have the highest ratings, where to rent water sports equipment, or which theme parks have the shortest lines. Conspicuously absent from most lists is which hospitals to visit and which personal injury attorneys to contact. While nobody likes to think about it, accidents can happen while on vacation.
Types of Accidents
There are numerous kinds of accidents that can happen to someone while vacationing. Some of these include:
- Car accident in a rental car or your own car
- Food poisoning from a restaurant that mishandled your food
- Equipment, such as jet skis or an ATV, that are not properly maintained and cause you to sustain an injury
- Slip and fall accidents in a hotel, theme park, or any other location
- Amusement park rides that malfunction
What to Do If You Are Injured
Take Notes at the Scene
If you are physically able, take notes and photos at the scene of the injury. This could include taking down the names and contact information for any witnesses, noting the time the incident occurred, drawing a diagram of the scene, and writing down any details about what happened. It’s important to do this while all the details are still fresh in your mind. Make sure to also take pictures of the scene of the incident – pictures of the cars involved, uneven pavement, faulty equipment, etc.
Obtain Medical Care Right Away
Depending on the severity of your injuries, visit an urgent care clinic or a hospital in Florida as soon as you can after the incident. Waiting until after your vacation to seek medical care at home can weaken a personal injury claim; the opposing side can claim that your injuries occurred after the incident.
Follow All Medical Guidance
Follow the treatment plan prescribed by your healthcare professional. If you file a personal injury claim, it will be important to show that you did everything you could to help your injuries heal.
Contact a Florida-Based Personal Injury Attorney
You do not have to be a Florida resident to file a personal injury case in Florida. Each state has different personal injury laws, though, so it’s important that you hire an attorney who specializes in personal injury law in Florida. The attorneys at Cutler Rader have the knowledge and experience to represent out-of-state tourists who have been injured on vacation in Florida. Contact us while you are still in Florida so we can start the process of recovering the justice that you deserve for your injuries. Or, if you have already returned home, our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys are only a phone call away and can advise you on how to proceed with your claim.
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