Getting hurt is no one’s idea of a good time, but it’s even worse when you’re hurt on vacation. You were planning to go to several theme parks and to enjoy your time, but you tripped over broken paving stones at a local restaurant and ended up needing surgery on your knee as a result.
In just a few hours from the time of your arrival, you managed to land yourself in the hospital and build up a substantial medical bill. This all happened because that restaurant hadn’t managed to keep its walkway in good shape. Your partner went back and took photos, letting the owner know that you intended to make a claim because of your injuries.
Is it a facility’s fault if their walkway is damaged and someone gets hurt?
In this case, the walkway was obviously raised and damaged, and the owner admitted that they knew about it. Unfortunately, they had not taking action to repave or remove the damaged piece. As a result, they may be responsible for your injuries. It’s a smart idea to talk to your attorney about what happened and to stay in touch with the owner of the facility. You should let them know that you were hospitalized and required surgery. They may be willing to provide you with their insurance agent’s information so that you can start a claim.
Our website has more on what to do if you’re hurt while you’re on vacation. It’s an unfortunate time to get hurt, but if it’s a result of negligence, you may still be able to make a claim.