A vacation is intended to be a fun, relaxing escape from the stresses and pressures of daily life. Whether on the beach, the water, or a mountain, vacations are a time of reunion and entertainment for couples, families, old friends, and college students on spring break. Sometimes, however, travel and vacation fun takes a downward turn when individuals are involved in harmful accidents that cause personal injury and result in overwhelming medical expenses. Incidents can occur while people are traveling within (or passing through) Massachusetts, vacationing out-of-state, or riding a cruise ship that departed from a Massachusetts port or harbor. If you or a family member were involved in an accident while on vacation, it is important to seek an attorney who can help you maximize recovery. The bright attorneys at the Greater Boston law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, have over 40 years of experience helping vacation accident victims seek justice and recover what they deserve.
Vacation accidents can occur in an innumerable number of locations. Accidents can occur while engaged in travel itself, such as on a small plane, charter bus, passenger van, or school bus heading to or from your travel destination—due, for instance, to the negligence of your pilot or driver. Accidents can also occur at your place of lodging, such as a motel, hotel, or resort complex. Your injury may have been the result of food poisoning, fire, negligent security, a slip and fall accident in a hotel lobby or hallway, or other dangerous conditions on the premises.
Vacation accidents can occur “by land or by sea.” Our firm handles vacation accidents that occur in the water, such as while jet-skiing or water-skiing, boating, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming in a hotel pool, or relaxing in a spa’s hot tubs or Jacuzzis. We also handle vacation accidents that occur on land, such as accidents at amusement parks, golf courses, and state fairs, or while riding a horse, a bicycle, an ATV vehicle, or a golf cart. Of increasing concern today are snow-related accidents that occur while individuals and families are on vacation in the mountains or another cold-weather destination. Accidents while skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling can be extremely deadly and, unfortunately, are an all-too-common occurrence. The increased popularity of “extreme,” adventure and outdoor vacations has also heightened the risk of accidents while hang gliding, hot air ballooning, zip lining, parasailing, or riding a helicopter.
Finally, despite their appeal and tropical destinations, cruise ships can be a breeding ground of injury and illness due to their unique characteristics. On cruise ships, injuries and fatalities can result from overcrowding and the close proximity of passengers, food poisoning, unsafe ship conditions, and the failure of the ship crew to adequately and appropriately prepare for bad weather. Regardless of the particulars of your situation, our firm is prepared to provide you with legal advice and answer all your legal questions.
Depending upon the situation and the magnitude of the accident, vacation accidents can result in injuries that are severe and even fatal. At resorts, vacationers may fall victim to drowning, assault, and even rape. On planes, bicycles, motorcycles and motor vehicles, one may suffer from head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord, orthopedic or neurological injuries, among others. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while on vacation, Contact a MA vacation accident attorney at the Boston and Cambridge law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, who will pursue all possible avenues of recovery. If you have lost a loved one due to such an injury, you may also be eligible to recover via a wrongful death lawsuit.
We understand that the medical, emotional, and financial consequences of a Boston vacation accident can be frightening and overwhelming. Thus, our firm prides itself in its accessibility to clients. We can be reached 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free). Or contact us online today for a free, confidential consultation. Please note that we represent clients who have been injured in MA vacation accidents on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.