Under Florida statutory law, hotels are defined as public lodging establishments. As such, the owner or operator of a hotel has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the protection of its guests, visitors and other members of the public. Thus, the law imposes on a hotel owner or operation the duty to keep the buildings and premises in a condition reasonably safe for the use of his or her guests.
In other words, it is the duty of a hotel owner to use ordinary care to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition, so that his or her guests may use them in the ordinary and reasonable way without danger. Guests are entitled to assume, for instance, that steps and passageways are free and clear of dangerous obstructions or the hotel shower or bathtub has slip resistance flooring and it has been properly maintained.
Guests are also entitled to know that their is adequate security, adequate lighting, the hotel lobby floor is not slippery, and that the amount of chlorine in use in a pool or spa is not at a dangerous level that is causes an injury.
A good piece of advice if you have been injured in a Florida hotel, is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn about your rights. The sooner you act the better, because there are time limits in Florida to file a lawsuit (statute of limitations).
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There are several reasons why negligence lawsuits are filed against a hotel in Florida, like failing slip and fall claims and inadequate security.
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Safety and security is essential to a Florida hotel guest during their stay, and if something occurs, the victim should know about the duty of care a hotel owes to its guests and visitors.
|Slip and Fall in Your Hotel Bathroom: Hotel Accident Claims
There are certain elements of Florida law that you should know if you were injured in a Florida hotel bathroom slip and fall, including whether or not slip resistant products were in use and were they properly maintained.
|Hotel Injuries Caused By Chlorine
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|Hotel Accident Claims: Hurt in the Hotel Pool
If you’ve been injured at a Florida hotel pool, educate yourself to see if you can seek damages (medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.) from the hotel.
|How Do You Know If a Florida Hotel Acted Reasonably In Trying To Prevent A Bathtub or Shower Slip and Fall?
If you’ve been injured in a Florida hotel’s bathroom, you should know the steps a hotel should be taking to prevent these injuries, including routine cleaning of mildew, mold and soap scum.