Lawyers in Raleigh-Durham for Injuries at Hotels and Resorts
If you or a family member has experienced a hotel injury or been injured while participating in a recreational activity, you may have a legal claim against the hotel owner or recreational activity operator.
Hotel injuries happen when the resort property is not safe. These claims are also referred to as premises liability claims. Businesses that invite the public to participate in recreational activities have a duty to keep their properties safe for people who enter. They have a duty to warn people if their activities are dangerous, or if there are places on the property that aren’t safe. More and more, hotels are offering recreational activities. If they are negligent, there can be hotel liability for a guest injuries.
What type of recreational activities may result in injury or death?
Examples of resort and recreational activities that operators have to be careful in sponsoring:
- Ropes courses
- Playing fields with tripping hazards, holes, exposed sprinklers or broken glass
- Ski resorts
- Water parks
- Jet skis
- Indoor and outdoor climbing walls
- Playground equipment, go-karts, and inflatables
- Ice skating rinks
- Amusement park rides
- Zoos, petting zoos, safaris, or marine animal parks
The rules that resorts and recreational activity operators have to follow?
The federal government does not oversee rides at amusement parks and water parks because that is ordinarily a state activity. But the Consumer Product Safety Commission collects injury data, works on voluntary safety standards for recreational activities, and notifies state officials of recalls and safety alerts. In North Carolina, amusement parks are regulated by the Department of Labor. The organization Safer Parks provides safety tips for people engaging in recreational activities and contains a database of public records of accidents. Unfortunately, North Carolina saw a tragic death in 2016 after a woman rafted at the Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The chlorination and filtration systems at the Whitewater Center’s artificial water rapids course were inadequate to kill a rare, brain-attacking organism.
Examples of hotel injury cases and recreational activity cases our lawyers have handled:
- A man suffered a head and neck injury at a water park when a child slammed into him without warning in an area that was supposed to be a relaxing pool. Kids had been allowed to jump in the pool from an unmarked entrance, creating a danger to people in the pool below. The case was resolved without litigation.
- A child suffered a broken bone after falling from playground equipment that was designed for children older than she was. That case was resolved with what is called a minor settlement.
- Our bicycle crash lawyers have brought several lawsuits for clients and their family members who were severely injured or killed in charity bicycle rides that we contended were not organized in a safe manner.
Please contact our resort and recreational activity lawyers if you have been injured at a hotel, resort or while engaging in a recreational activity
If you or your family member has been injured at a resort, or while engaging in a recreational activity, please contact our lawyers right away. You may have a claim for your injuries and the hotel, resort, or business owner may be required to compensate you for your medical expenses, time lost from work, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress, or reduction in your future earning capacity. It is important to act quickly because there are legal deadlines that may prevent you from filing a lawsuit if you wait too long. Our resort, hotel, and recreational activity injury lawyers are here to help you if you or your family member has been injured or has died because of unsafe conditions at a resort or negligence by the operators of a recreational activity.