Catastrophic Injuries

Man Dies After Falling From Balcony at Disney World Resort

Charles R. Lipcon

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Charles R. Lipcon is the firm’s founder and one of the preeminent maritime attorneys in the United States. Mr. Lipcon has been handling maritime lawsuits – including personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault and rape – for over 40 years. In that time, he and his firm have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients.

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Award Winning Disney World Resort Accident Lawyers Demand Justice for Hotel Injury Victims Across the Country

The Disney World Resort attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are amongst the United States’ leading personal injury, cruise ship, and resort accident lawyers. With more than 50 years of experience fighting for our client’s rights, we have successfully recovered over $300 million for injury victims across the United States. Since opening our doors in 1971, we have fought for our clients to recover the compensation they are entitled to when injured due to Disney World Resort’s negligence or carelessness. We have been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report annually as far back as 2016. Four of our legal advocates have also been selected as “Best Lawyers” ®.

If you are a guest or visitor at any Disney World Resorts, and you suffered injuries, you may have the right to financial compensation. Our unparalleled success in demanding justice for our clients makes us uniquely qualified to take on your Disney World Resort case. Balcony accidents, cruise ship injuries, slip and falls, assault, overboard accidents, and other types of injuries are far more common at Disney World Resorts than you might think. Our attorneys have spoken as expert guests on personal injury and maritime laws on countless talk shows and reputable news programs. Collectively, our team has changed the way the United States views and handles maritime and personal injury cases. Continue reading to find out more about how the Disney World Resort lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact our office as soon as possible for a free consultation and we will start working on your case as soon as today.

Disney World Balcony Falls Cost Lives

One of the most common types of accidents seen at Disney World Resorts are falls from balconies. In fact, as recently as late July 2023, 39-year-old Jeffrey Vanden Boom suffered fatal injuries after falling from his Walt Disney World Resort balcony in Orlando, FL.

According to the Orange County medical examiner, Vanden Boom passed away from blunt force trauma caused by the fall. The resort Vanden Boom was staying at is Disney’s Contemporary Resort, located near Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista.

Reports indicate the fall was accidental, but how accidental was it? If Disney World Resort maintenance workers, hotel management, and other professionals were negligent in balcony care and safety, Vanden Boom’s and other resort guest injuries and deaths may not be an “accident”, but rather a direct cause of the resort’s gross negligence. We can only speculate at this time, but in our experience and opinion, balcony falls often involve a significant level of negligence on the part of the defendant, including but not limited to the overservice of alcohol and the failure to abide by relevant building codes.

Steps to Take After a Resort Fall or Balcony Accident

If you or someone you love suffers catastrophic injuries after a slip and fall or balcony accident at a resort at Disney World or any other vacation location, on land or at sea, you may have the right to take legal action against Disney World and other at-fault parties.

Immediately after the accident, make sure you contact emergency responders and police officials so an accident report can be filed. As soon as you have an opportunity to do so, contact a Disney World Resort accident lawyer so we can start gathering the evidence we need to establish negligence and liability.

If you were injured in a balcony accident, make sure you obtain medical treatment and care. Continue to follow your healthcare provider’s treatment plan and compile your medical records so we can be sure to seek maximum compensation for your damages. From there, our team will begin a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident.

Did the Disney World Resort fail to make necessary safety repairs?

Did they knowingly use cheap parts to save money?

Have they repeatedly received complaints of hazardous conditions on balconies?

This information will help us build a powerful case so you can get the justice you deserve.

Disney World Negligence Victims Are Entitled to Recoverable Damages

Injury victims have the right to total compensation for their damages when someone else’s negligence is to blame, in whole or in part. In some cases, we may be able to avoid bringing your case to trial by obtaining a settlement outside of court with Disney World Resorts.

You are entitled to compensation for a combination of both economic damages and non-economic damages. Examples include:

  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of household services
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Embarrassment and indignity
  • Skin scarring
  • Loss of employee benefits
  • Personal property damages
  • Medical expenses
  • Ongoing and future medical treatment

For a comprehensive analysis of your damages, you can reach out to our Disney World Resort accident attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., and find out how much your personal injury claims are likely worth.

Our Disney Resort Accident Lawyers Will Fight for Just Compensation

The Disney World Resort accident attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have been named annually to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report since 2016. Four of our lawyers have also been selected for inclusion as “Best Lawyers” ® in America. We have considerable knowledge and experience handling Disney World Resort balcony accident and injury claims.

Our team’s extensive experience and legal knowledge of the complex nature of these cases make us uniquely equipped to take on your claim. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a Disney World Resort accident, we can provide you with the legal support and guidance you need to get through these tough times. Contact our personal injury law firm immediately or call our office at 877–233–1238 to consult with a reputable attorney for a confidential and free consultation.

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