Sea World is a popular Florida tourist attraction. The mixture of thrill rides and animal attractions provide a unique experience for park patrons of all ages. The variety of attractions, particularly the live shows, present a unique set of challenges to the staff and park visitors alike. If the attractions and the areas are not maintained properly, or if guests are not informed of potential risks, then the park might be held responsible for a tourist personal injury.
In May 2014 a park guest slipped and fell on a slippery floor during her visit. The woman says that she was physically injured by the fall. She also claims that the fall aggravated a pre-existing condition.
In her lawsuit, the woman alleges that the staff failed to properly warn her and other patrons of the potentially dangerous floor conditions. The suit also asserts that the park employees did not have sufficient training regarding proper floor maintenance and inspection. She is seeking more than $15,000 in damages as well as attorney and court fees. Among other damages, she is seeking reimbursement for the cost of her hospitalization and treatment.
Most theme park patrons expect the staff to help to maintain a safe and fun environment where the patrons can enjoy time with their loved ones. Sometimes, a seemingly small detail, like a wet floor, can mean the end of a fun-filled family vacation. Victims of a tourist personal injury could benefit from speaking with a Florida attorney regarding the possibilities for legal recourse. This might include compensation for the cost of medical treatment as well as other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Source: flarecord.com, “Customer alleges Sea World’s poor flooring caused her injuries“, Noddy A. Fernandez, May 1, 2018