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Most common ways people are injured while traveling in the United States

On Behalf of | Jan 18, 2023 | Personal Injury and Wrongful Death |

Traveling through the United States whether from within the country or from abroad can be an exciting adventure. However, it is one that is not without a certain degree of risk.

Accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and that is why it is important to remain particularly aware of the most common ways that people experience injuries while traveling in the United States. If you sustain an injury due to the negligence of another party, you have the right to take the matter to court in pursuit of the compensation you deserve.

Rental car accidents

The U.S. is a country with an emphasis on travel via the open road. While this can be a liberating way to travel, it also opens the possibility of car accidents. Having rental car insurance can cover some or all of the damages, but it is sometimes necessary to take legal action against the at-fault driver.

Hotel injuries

Traveling usually entails staying at hotels along the way, which unfortunately means that hotels can be hotspots for traveler injuries. Hotel owners and staff members are liable for any injuries resulting from slip-and-falls, faulty maintenance or instances of assault that they have ample time and opportunity to prevent.

Recreational accidents

Many of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States provide opportunities to participate in exciting recreational activities such as parasailing, ziplining and riding jet skis, to name a few. If an accident occurs during these activities, it is essential to know which parties are liable.

Your livelihood should not be at risk due to an accident that occurs while traveling, whether it is for work or pleasure. Know your options for pursuing litigation so you can secure the compensation you need after sustaining an injury.