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Woman Injured by Falling Masonry at Hotel in Tampa, Florida

A woman was injured after attending an event at the famous Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa.  The woman was standing on the sidewalk outside the hotel when a piece of masonry broke off the hotel wall three stories above the ground and struck her.  The woman was hospitalized because of her injuries.  

The Floridan was built in 1927.  It closed in the 1990's, and remained empty for many years. It was remodeled and re-opened a few years ago.  

A similar thing happened at a hotel in Miami Beach a number of years ago, when a guest walked out the door of the hotel and was struck on the head with a falling object.

Guest Sues Disney After Bird Attacks Her

A Florida woman has sued the Disney Corporation after she was attacked by a large bird that nests at Disney's Polynesian Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, outside of Orlando.  The woman was walking on a wooden dock at the Polynesian Resort, where guests can take a boat across a lagoon to Disney's Magic Kingdom or other parks.  According to the lawsuit, the bird "dive bombed" her and struck her very hard in the head.  The woman claims that she suffered herniated discs in her neck and a traumatic brain injury in the bird attack.

Man Paralyzed in Key West Accident

A Massachusetts man filed a lawsuit against the owner of a pier in Key West, Florida, after he dove off the pier into shallow water, struck his head under water, and became paralyzed as a result.  The lawsuit claims that the owner should have posted signs indicating that the water was too shallow for diving.

The pier is on the property of the Galleon Resort and Marina.  The injured man, who is an Iraq War veteran, and his family were hotel guests at the resort when the tragedy occurred.  The family trip was to celebrate the man's 40th birthday.

Injuries at hotels, resorts, Disney, Universal or Busch theme parks

An Orlando newspaper's review of nearly 500 lawsuits that injured guests filed against Disney, Universal and Busch Entertainment, led to these conclusions:

  • Few of those who sue a theme park rush into it.   Three quarters of those injured waited at least a year before filing a lawsuit.  Nearly 20% waited almost four years before filing the case in court.  
  • Once sued, a theme park rarely backs down quickly.   More than two-thirds of the cases filed against a theme park remained active in court for at least a year.

Serious Injuries Continue at Disney Theme Parks in Orlando, Florida

Visitors continue to suffer serious injuries at Disney hotels, resorts and theme parks in Florida.

A 12-year-old boy recently lacerated four fingers on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride three months before a British tourist had the tops of two fingers severed on the same attraction.

The boy was among 12 people who suffered 'significant' injuries at the Walt Disney World resort in the second quarter of 2014, according to a report made by the company to the State of Florida.  

Woman Attacked by Dog in Hotel

Florida relies on tourism to support the state's economy.  Many hotels permit their guest to bring their dogs along, but typically the dogs must be restrained or leashed when in the hotel's public spaces.

Recently, in Connecticut, a woman was seriously injured when attacked in a hotel hallway by another guest's dog.   The victim was visiting a friend who was staying in the hotel.  The friend was taking care of a relative's pit bull. 

The victim suffered serious injuries, and the other woman was reportedly having a difficult time keeping control of the pit bull.

Injuries at Walt Disney World and Orlando Hotels and Resorts

Have you been injured at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida (FL) or at any other hotel, resort or amusement park in Florida?  If so, then you may need a lawyer who is an expert in handling civil trial matters.  This area of law includes injury cases, such as cases in which guests are injured at Walt Disney Word, or other Florida resorts, amusement parks or hotels.

While amusements parks are great fun for families, there can also be dangerous places.  If you have been injured at Walt Disney World or another hotel, resort or amusement park in Florida, you should contact an experienced injury attorney in Florida.

Hotel Guest Injured by Falling Television

A U.S. State Department employee filed a lawsuit against the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club for an injury that occurred in 2011.

The 26 year old employee lives in Connecticut.  While on vacation in Hawaii, she alleges that a television fell off the wall and struck her.   She suffered a herniated disk in her lower back, which might lead to long term consequences for her job.

 “She was working out in the newly-remodeled workout facility when she leaned over a fountain to fill up her water bottle,” the injured woman's lawyer said.

Carbon Monoxide Kills Three in Hotel Room

Three deaths over two weeks, all in the same guest room at a Best Western Hotel in Boone, North Carolina, have been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. 
 
An elderly couple visiting from Washington State were found dead in the hotel room, and the authorities initially said that they could not determine the cause of death.  Then, two weeks later, an 11-year-old boy died in the same room.  This time, all three deaths were attributed to carbon monoxide. 

Carbon Monoxide Dangers in Hotels

Most hotels do not have any type of carbon monoxide detectors. This has led directly to serious injuries and deaths across the country due to this invisible, odorless gas.  If you you have been injured in any way in a hotel, motel or resort, you should contact an experienced hotel injury lawyer right away.
 
The Rising Death Toll
We expect to be safe when staying in a hotel.  However, across the country, more than 170 people have died in their hotel rooms from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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