Where are you going for your summer vacation? An amusement park? A beach? A luxury hotel? While these don’t seem like dangerous destinations, injuries can happen anywhere.
A vacation is supposed to be a time to get away from the stress of everyday life. Yet for thousands of people, a vacation injury ruins any chance of relaxation. One out of every five Americans suffers some type of injury while on vacation.
Hotels, amusement parks, restaurants, museums, tour boats and other businesses that cater to vacationers have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment with warnings about any known hazards. Unfortunately, many businesses or employees take short cuts that can put visitors at risk. Here are some of the ways that a visitor may suffer a vacation injury:
- Hotel slip and falls
- Assaults and robberies due to a lack of security
- Injuries caused by amusement park equipment failure
- Falls from amusement park rides
- Injuries from overcrowding
- Boat collisions
- Boat slip and falls
- Personal watercraft accidents
- Swimming accidents
- Swimming pool slip and falls
- Scuba diving accidents
- Gym accidents
- Restaurant slip and falls
- Food borne illness
- Car accidents
Almost 10,000 deaths and 600,000 injuries a year happen to people on vacation. What should you do if you are one of these people?
Your first step is to contact a personal injury attorney. Your Wisconsin injury lawyer will investigate your case and determine who is responsible for your injury. If another party is at fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Damages can include compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills, including hospital treatment, follow-up doctor visits, medication, medical supplies and physical therapy
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
The personal injury lawyers at Hupy and Abraham represent persons injured in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. If you suffered a vacation injury, please call our office at 800-800-5678 to schedule a free case evaluation.