A visit to a Barceló Hotel can be a life-changing experience, but unfortunately, not all of them are for the better. In the past few years, there have been several accidents and incidents at Barceló Hotels that have left guests injured or even dead.
When packing for a trip, the last thing on anybody’s mind is dealing with catastrophic injuries or accidental death, but the following examples are just a few of many reminders that the unthinkable can happen anywhere we go — no matter how safe and secure we feel that the hotel management has made the establishment.
The following information is meant to give you a better sense of how accidents can happen at even the most upscale resorts and what you can do about it if you find yourself in a similar situation to the examples provided below. Whether you are certain that you have a case or not, contact our law firm as soon as possible to get the support you deserve.
With over 165 years of experience and a long list of awards — including “Best Lawyer” and “Best Law Firm” multiple times by US News & World Report, you can count on us to fight for the outcome you deserve. We have successfully handled countless national and international hotel injury and assault cases. We have the precise expertise that is required to hold a hotel or resort liable for the injuries you or your family have suffered.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured At A Barcelo Hotel
If you or someone you love has been injured at a Barceló Hotel, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention, even if you believe that your injuries are minor. After that, it’s important to begin building a case against the hotel. This will require collecting as much evidence as possible, including eyewitness accounts, photographs and video footage of the accident scene, and any medical records or bills related to the injuries you sustained.
It’s also important to speak with an experienced hotel accident attorney who can help you navigate the complicated legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have decades of experience handling complex personal injury cases, and we have a proven track record of success.
NEVER sign any documentation or submit a statement to the hotel officials without first consulting with an attorney. No matter how reputable and established the company may be, remember that their main objective in handling your accident is to avoid any future legal matters or “unnecessary” expenses such as paying the compensation you are rightfully owed after an accident.
Recent Examples of Hotel Barcelo Accidents and Personal Injuries
Some recent examples of accidents that have occurred at Barcelo hotels include the following:
British Tourist Drowns in Hotel Pool in Spain
In 2016, British tourist John Winsor began to struggle while swimming at the four-star Hotel Barcelo Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain and had to be rescued from the pool by the on-duty lifeguard. Once the 80-year-old guest was removed from the water, an off-duty doctor attempted to revive him but was unable to do so. When paramedics arrived on the scene, the hotel guest was declared dead.
The details of this accident were not made public, but the reality is that regardless of how this man came to drown in the pool, there are substantial impacts that his family and friends must face in the aftermath. Anytime someone dies due to the negligence of another, whether it is a hotel, a business, or some other entity, the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Working with an experienced, respected law firm like Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. will give you the best chance at success and recovering the compensation that you are entitled to.
Sexual Assault In A Hotel Bar in Puerto Rico
In July of 2021, two young men were arrested at the Barceló Hotel in Cancun following an alleged sexual assault on a young female they had met at the sports bar earlier in the evening. Initial reports about the incident were mixed, with the father of the two young men from Puerto Rico stating that the security footage from the establishment does not line up with the alleged victim’s statements, but this type of confusion about details is exactly why it is so important to work with an experienced hotel rape or injury attorney from the start.
At Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., we understand how to investigate these types of cases and get to the bottom of what happened. We will fight for you and make sure that you are compensated for your injuries while you stay focused on getting your life back on track after a traumatic and painful experience. Trying to heal can feel nearly impossible when you are representing your own case and being forced to relive each detail of the accident repeatedly — all while working with a team of sexual assault attorneys who are solely focused on denying your claims altogether.
Filing an Injury Claim After an Injury At a Barceló Hotel
Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. If you have been injured in an accident at a Barcelo hotel or any other hotel for that matter, contact our office today for a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options moving forward.
One of the most immediate complications that an American victim will notice when exploring legal options is that Barceló Hotels & Resorts is based in Palma, Spain, and the locations are outside of US jurisdiction. This complicates matters from the start, but our law firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle international claims for American victims of personal injury cases and other accidents.
About Barceló Hotels
Barceló Hotels & Resorts is a Spanish hotel chain established in 1931. The company owns and operates 191 hotels across 22 countries, with the vast majority of properties located in Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Cuba.
The company has been marred by several high-profile accidents and lawsuits in recent years, including the aforementioned cases of a British tourist who drowned in one of the hotel pools in 2016, and a young woman who two other guests allegedly raped in the early summer of 2021.
With so many locations and so many guests, it is not surprising that accidents happen from time to time. However, when they are caused by the negligence of the hotel staff or management, the victims and their families may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
Major companies, such as Barceló Hotels & Resorts, keep teams of aggressive defense attorneys available to address any of these claims and keep them from becoming a “problem” for business as usual.
This is why it is so important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who knows how to navigate these cases and build a strong argument for compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident at a Barceló hotel, contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. today.
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Since 2016, our law firm has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the “Best Law Firms” ®, and three of our attorneys have been named “Best Lawyers” ® in the United States. As distinguished litigation attorneys, we are well-positioned to take on the most complex and challenging hotel accident cases.
If you or a loved one has been injured while staying at a Barceló hotel, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options moving forward.