An accident or injury can ruin an enjoyable day at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. Unfortunately, a dangerous condition at the resort or Universal Studios can cause an injury. 

If you have been injured at Universal Orlando Resort, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, your actions after the injury could impact the outcome of your case. Therefore, it is wise to know what you should do in advance of your trip if you are injured at Universal Orlando Resort.

If you are injured at Universal Studios or Universal Orlando Resort, following these crucial steps can help protect your legal rights. 

Call for Medical Attention 

The first priority is medical treatment if you are injured at the park or the resort. 

Common causes of amusement park and resort injuries include:

  • Failure to maintain rides
  • Inadequate security
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Failure to maintain safe premises
  • Animal bites
  • Hotel accidents
  • Food poisoning 
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Parking lot hazards
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Inexperienced ride operators
  • Bed bugs

Go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for emergency medical services. If the injuries are not severe, you may choose to go to the first aid facility on-site. 

Prompt medical care is essential because you could have an injury you are not immediately aware of at the resort. For example, symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, or a back injury might not begin until a few hours or days after the accident.

By seeking immediate medical treatment, you are assured that a physician who knows what to look for is assessing your condition. You also document your injuries for a personal injury claim.

Gather Evidence at the Accident Scene

Unfortunately, the park or resort will likely correct any problems or remove hazards that caused your injury after you leave. Take photographs and make a video of the accident scene. If a hazardous condition caused your injury, ensure you take pictures of the hazard.

Ask bystanders and eyewitnesses for their names and phone numbers. Ask them if they captured the accident on any of their electronic devices. If so, ask them to email or text it to you before they leave.

Report the Accident and Injury to Universal Orlando Resort 

Contact the resort to report the accident and your injury as soon as possible. If you do not require immediate emergency medical treatment, report the injury to an employee. They should then direct you where to go in the resort or park to speak with someone of authority. Make sure to write down the name of each employee or representative you speak with about the accident. 

When reporting an accident, provide details such as the time, date, and location of the accident. Describe what happened and if there were any witnesses. However, avoid claiming fault for the cause of the accident or saying you are partially to blame. 

Keep Detailed Records

Keep all documents related to your accident or injury at Universal Orlando Resort. 

Records could include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical records and bills
  • Loss of income if you are out of work
  • Correspondence with the resort or its insurance company
  • Accident reports, police reports, and other documents about the accident created by another party 
  • Photographs and/or videos from the accident scene
  • Records of your expenses and costs associated with the accident

Your records can help prove Universal Orlando Resort is responsible for your injury. The records also help prove your damages because of the accident. 

Consult a Universal Orlando Resort Accident and Injury Lawyer 

Call a Universal Orlando Resort accident attorney as soon as possible. Personal injury cases involving injuries on another party’s property can be challenging and complex. You might have one or more personal injury claims, including premises liability, product liability, and negligence

A Universal Orlando Resort injury lawyer investigates the cause of your injury, identifies the liable parties, and gathers evidence proving the legal elements of your case. 

Your attorney also calculates how much your case is worth based on your damages. A personal injury claim can result in compensation for economic damages, including lost wages and medical bills. You can also receive pain and suffering or non-economic damages

Universal Orlando Resort and its insurance companies have unlimited resources and teams of professionals investigating the claim and working to protect the resort from liability. You need an Orlando personal injury lawyer with the resources and experience to level the playing field. 

Contact Our Orlando Personal Injury Law Firm For Help Today

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Orlando, Florida, and need legal help, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation today.

We proudly serve Orange County and its surrounding areas:

Payer Law Personal Injury Lawyers
6735 Conroy Rd STE 332,
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: (407) 648-1510