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When you go to a resort for a vacation, you are hoping for a good time for yourselves and your family. You never imagine that you are placing yourself and your family at risk, but many resort owners fail to ensure the safety of their guests, creating a situation where injury or death becomes likely.
If you are a citizen of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC who was injured or has lost a loved one as a result of a resort owner's negligence, you may be able to receive compensation, and the personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. can help. Please call or email us today to discuss your legal rights.
A Property Owner's Responsibility
When a resort owner invites you to his property to enjoy the various attractions offered, he takes on a high degree of responsibility for your safety and well-being. The resort owner is expected to correct all known hazards and exercise vigilance to detect unknown hazards. A property owner may be liable for any injury that takes place on the resort grounds, especially when the property owner knew, or should have known, about the conditions that led to injury.
Many criminals target resorts because they know people on vacation are more likely to be carrying large amounts of cash. Tourists may be distracted and therefore an easy target. In some cases, criminals target resorts like time share condos that may have a higher proportion of elderly residents. Many times, these criminals return as long as weaknesses in resort security allow them to do so. If you are a victim of a crime while at a resort, the property owner may be responsible for negligent security.
If a resort owner provides a swimming pool, a lifeguard should be on duty to help ensure the safety of those taking advantage of the offered recreation. The lifeguard should be able to save a person from drowning, and perform first aid to increase a person's chance of surviving a near drowning. The lifeguard should also be told to refer all near drowning victims to medical care to reduce the risk of secondary drowning.
Transportation and Amusement Rides
If a resort offers rides, whether they are for transportation or amusement, the resort owner has a responsibility to ensure that all riders are kept safe. From vehicle brake maintenance to proper restraints to limitations on who can ride, a resort owner has a responsibility to reduce the risk that anyone will be injured on any ride offered as part of the resort experience.
Slip and Fall Accidents
As ironic as it may seem, people do suffer mundane injuries while on vacation. Many of the same hazards that can hurt you at the corner grocery store can also cause injury at an upscale resort. A resort owner has a responsibility to be vigilant for possible slip and fall hazards such as spilled liquids and remedy them with due haste.
If you have suffered an injury while at a resort, you may be able to receive compensation. We represent people who are from Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC and those who were injured while visiting here. Please contact us today to learn how we can help you.