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Tourist personal injury: A cruise from Florida gone wrong

Tens of thousands of Florida residents and others take cruises every year. Many find it is a luxurious yet affordable way to travel. There is always a risk of tourist personal injury when vacationers leave the safety of their own homes and venture out to beaches or on the high seas. However, hotel management, cruise ship companies and others are obligated to keep their patrons as safe as possible.

Tourist personal injury incident involving two Disney buses

Disney guests headed to Epcot did not make it to the park as planned after two resort buses collided with each other. One bus hit the back of the other one, resulting in injuries to people in both buses. Disney is a major attraction with hundreds of guest buses. This specific tourist personal injury incident is still under investigation by authorities.

Florida tourist suffers fatal injury while snorkeling

There are many tourist attractions in Florida that host tens of thousands of guests every year. Property owners and hotel managers are legally obligated to keep visitors as safe as possible on their premises. The same goes for commercial boat companies, which can be held legally accountable if negligence causes a passenger to suffer injury. Sadly, a woman who was on board a charter boat to go snorkeling, recently suffered a fatal injury.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts blamed for tourist personal injury

Theme parks and resorts see thousands of visitors every year, and the care of these visitors falls on the employees. This includes the safety of the guests as well as their general happiness and other needs. However, there are times when accidents occur and a tourist is injured in the process. In Florida, one tourist personal injury is being blamed on Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Coaster derails and causes multiple personal injuries

Roller coasters are a favorite attraction for many theme park visitors. These exciting rides are usually carefully maintained by the park staff in order to prevent them from malfunctioning. In Florida, both locals and tourists flock to theme parks of all sizes to enjoy roller coasters and a variety of other attractions, and very few believe that they will be injured during their visit. If these rides do malfunction, then a tourist personal injury could occur.

Tourist personal injury: Wet floor blamed for Sea World accident

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.

Amusement park blamed for tourist personal injury

Amusement parks are a popular stop for tourists in Florida. Some families save up for months for their vacations, but an injury can bring an abrupt end to the fun. Recently, Seaworld was blamed for a tourist personal injury when a visitor to the park was caught in a turnstile gate.

Tourist personal injury claims arise after airboat accident

Tourism is a major industry in Florida, and both local and aspiring business owners are constantly searching for new and exciting ways to attract visitors. Many thrill seekers have turned to some of these more daring activities for entertainment, while others have turned towards activities that seem a bit safer. Riding in airboats could be considered either a daring and exciting activity or a safe and relaxing activity depending on the individual. However, these are very powerful machines, and a small mistake can result in tourist personal injury no matter how they view the activity. Tourists on two airboats fitted to carry several passengers each were the unfortunate victims of one such accident. 

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  5. The Florida Bar 1950 | Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar The Florida Bar is the integrated bar association for the state of Florida. Its duties include the regulation and discipline of attorneys. Mr. Higby was the former Chairman of the Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar.
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