Some of the most recent figures accessible show that Florida receives about 100 million visitors each year, making tourism one of, if not the top industry in Florida. The boost to the local economy, employment opportunities, along with tax revenue tourism, provides is indispensable to the state. It is unfortunate, however, that some of those 100 million tourists who are just looking for a fun time, to kick back and relax, or to get away on a cruise ship will suffer severe injuries or may even die because of another’s carelessness while in Florida.
Some of the 100 million tourists are bound to encounter hazardous driving conditions, hazardous conditions at their resort or hotel, or experience a crime or other malfeasance as a passenger on a cruise ship. The tourists who sustain injuries while vacationing in Florida need not abandon their claims because they reside someone else. On the contrary, injured tourists, whether from elsewhere in the U.S. or the world, have an equal right to experience justice.
Because of the volume of tourists that travel through the state, Florida’s court system requires advancement. Indeed, many cruise lines that sail out of Florida use the state as the forum for redressing injuries suffered while either at sea or at mooring. The cruise ship ticket specifically refers to the U.S. District Court of Florida in Miami as the location that any lawsuits concerning the cruise ship must be filed. Therefore, injured passengers must seek help from a local cruise ship and tourism injury lawyer to prosecute their claims.
Living in another state or another country, for that matter, and filing a claim in Florida courts has its set of challenges. Fortunately, technology can help bridge the geographical gap. Videotaped depositions, on-line conferences, electronic transmission of medical records, standardization of medical records, and other advances in technology bring clients who live in other states or other parts of the world closer to their attorneys.
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