Did You Suffer A Serious Injury While On Vacation? Tourism Companies Have Responsibilities.
Vacations are meant to be fun, relaxing and full of fun memories. The fear, panic and confusion after being injured on vacation are some of the things you cannot prepare for and why would you? You never think you will be injured on vacation until it happens.
Representing Injured American And International Tourists
What should you do? Who do you contact? That is where we come in. At Trecker Fritz & Williams, we have a history of helping victims injured in all type of accidents. Our law firm in Honolulu represents individuals and families from the United States and throughout the globe who have been injured in accidents throughout the Hawaii islands in accidents involving all types of activities, including:
- Zip line
- Park tours and hiking
- Tour bus or other vehicular accidents
- Bike or moped rentals
- Helicopter tours or airplane tours
- Water activities, including surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving
- Resort or hotel pools
- Parasailing and fishing
What Are Travel And Tourism Companies Responsible For?
While most travel and tourism companies will make you sign a waiver, they have a legal duty of care to provide a safe and healthy environment for you and other guests, so they are often still responsible for safety measures like:
- Regularly cleaning and maintaining their property/equipment
- Providing clear demonstrations or instructions for high-risk activities, like bungee jumping, parasailing, surfing or ziplining
- Ensuring meals are safe to eat and cooked/cooled to the appropriate temperature
- Ensuring they’re appropriately staffed
What these entities need for safety can depend on the amenities and services these companies offer. If you or a loved one suffered an injury because the company violated their duty of care, speak with us.
Do I Still Have Rights If I Signed A Waiver?
Yes, you do. Waivers can protect companies from certain liability claims. However, that doesn’t mean they can completely disregard your well-being or intentionally harm you. For example, if you are on a cruise ship and you slip and fall because staff failed to put down a wet floor sign, you can sue the cruise ship for damages.
Is There Anything That Could Void A Tour Waiver?
It could happen if:
- You signed it under duress.
- It’s fraudulent.
- The terms and conditions were difficult to understand.
- You are under the age of 18.
- You were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
If you believe the waiver you signed for a travel and tourism company could be voided, we can review your circumstances and determine if you have a valid injury claim. Call 808-797-3363 to speak with us today.
Helping You Find Medical Care, A Place To Stay And Everything In Between
You deserve a strong advocate. As your lawyers, we will help you understand your options, help you find the best medical care and handle everything in between. We will be at your side, helping you notify your insurance provider, to finding a place to stay, and to figuring out how and when you can return home.
We have represented many Japanese, Chinese and other Asian non-English speaking visitors to Hawaii.
Speak To Us After An Accident. Schedule A Free Consultation.
Questions about what to do and what steps to take are common. Let us provide you with clear, simple and honest answers so you can understand the legal process and how to pursue a personal injury claim after an accident.