Injuries Suffered By Tourists – St. Augustine Personal Injury Lawyers
St. Augustine is a tourist destination for people from all over the United States and abroad. St. Augustine’s tourist attractions include: the Castillo de San Marco (the Fort); the St. Augustine Lighthouse; Ripley’s Believe it or Not; Flagler College; St. Augustine Beach; the Casa Monica Hotel; Vilano Beach; Marineland; the Zorayda Museum; The Oldest Jail; the Oldest Schoolhouse; and the Alligator Farm, to name a few.
Unfortunately, tourists can suffer serious personal injuries. Some tourism related injuries include: accidents when operating rental scooters, especially two seater scooters; injuries caused by trolley operators; slips, trips and falls at businesses or hotels due to uneven or wet flooring; bicycle accidents; car accidents; truck accidents; and falls caused by stairways that are not built to code or that lack handrails.Which Laws Apply to My Claim if I am Injured in St. Augustine But I Live in Another State or Country?
Florida law will apply to any claim for personal injuries that happens as a result of an accident in St. Augustine even if you live in another state. Because of this, it is helpful to hire an attorney handling personal injury cases in St. Augustine. It is also acceptable to hire a lawyer local to you and our firm at the same time. In such a situation, the attorneys agree to split the attorney fee – meaning that you get the benefit of two law firms for the same expense as hiring one.
Florida has a four year statute of limitations for most injuries cases including car accidents and injuries that occur at businesses; however, shorter statutes of limitations may apply to wrongful death claims, nursing home neglect, and claims for injuries that happen on state or federal property.What Should I do if I Suffer a Personal Injury in St. Augustine Due to Another’s Negligence
Of course, seeking prompt medical treatment is paramount. For most injuries, the emergency room at Flagler Hospital is the best place to go. For life threatening injuries, you may be life-flighted or rushed by ambulance to one of the trauma centers in Jacksonville.
If possible, it is always helpful to take pictures of any dangerous condition that may have caused your injury. Getting the names and contact information of witnesses can be invaluable as well. Finally, we strongly recommend that you do not sign a statement or give a recorded statement to an insurance company until you have spoken with a lawyer.Why Should I Contact a St. Augustine Personal Injury Lawyer?
Our injury attorneys in St. Augustine will be familiar with the area where your accident occurred. We are also familiar with the judges in St. Augustine as well as the defense attorneys and mediators who may be involved in your injury case. Even if you live out of town, speaking with our attorneys handling personal injury cases in St. Augustine is easy as we can discuss your situation over the phone or over “Zoom” or a similar application.
Hiring us costs you nothing out of pocket. Rather, if we agree to handle your case, you will only pay us if we recovery money for you.