Our Internationally Renowned Disney Hotel Accident Lawyers Can Help You Demand Justice and Recover Maximum Compensation
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P. A. has some of the world’s top-rated hotel and resort accident attorneys. Not only have we been named as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® and had multiple personal injury attorneys named to “Best Lawyers” ® 2016-2024 by US News & World Report annually as far back as 2016, but we have obtained more than $300 million in recent settlements and trial verdicts for our clients. When you have suffered devastating injuries in a Disney hotel accident, you need a powerful advocate on your side. Our legal team has more than 200 years of collective experience fighting for maximum compensation for our clients.
We have 8 office locations strategically placed across the United States, which means you have an opportunity to hold the liable party accountable no matter which Walt Disney World resort you stayed at within the US. Our firm was founded in 1971, and with more than 50 years in business, our 14 Disney hotel accident attorneys are uniquely equipped to help you get the most out of your claim.
You can rely on our knowledge and skills, as evidenced by our numerous nationwide TV program appearances as experts in hotel and accidents, maritime injury laws, and personal injury claims. In fact, the founder of our law firm, Charles Lipcon, has represented clients in landmark resort and Disney World accident cases, which changed the way maritime and personal injury claims across the world are handled.
Disney is a massive international corporation with divisions and assets located around the world. They are no strangers to lawsuits and have a reputation for emphatically defending against claims of personal injury and wrongful death. For this reason, when you are injured at a Disney hotel or resort or a loved one suffers a wrongful death, you should be prepared for Disney legal representatives to fight back every step of the way to reduce their financial liability.
Make sure you have a powerful Disney hotel accident attorney to help you hold the at-fault party accountable and demand justice. Continue reading to learn more about how our resort accident attorneys can help you get through some of the most difficult times in your life. Contact our legal team as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation so we can start working on your lawsuit and insurance claims as soon as today.
Recent Accidents That Have Occurred At Disney Hotel and Resorts
The resorts at Disney are some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. They offer a variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. Some of the most popular attractions at Disney resorts include rides like Splash Mountain and Space Mountain, as well as character meet-and-greets with Mickey Mouse and other iconic Disney characters. There are also plenty of restaurants, shopping areas, and other activities to keep guests entertained.
3-Year-Old Allegedly Sexually Assaulted at Cruise Daycare
Attorney Michael Winkleman is representing a Vermont family in a $20 million lawsuit that alleges their then 3-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted while attending daycare aboard a Disney cruise. When parents leave their children in the care of trained adults in such a setting, the last thing on their mind is this type of traumatic attack on their child, but in this instance, the family returned to collect their daughter and later realized that something was very wrong.
The young girl was allegedly assaulted by an older, minor attendee of the daycare. As the lawsuit alleges, the daycare did not have adequate training nor staffing to avoid putting the young child in such a compromised situation.
Disney Guest in Orlando Dies From Heart Attack In Hotel: Short Staff Slow To Respond
In December 2021, a guest at a Disney hotel near the Magic Kingdom theme park suffered from a heart attack, but first responders were busy on other calls and were unable to administer epinephrine for 20 minutes after the first call was placed. According to Jon Shirey, president of the Reedy Creek Firefighters Association, the woman would have had a much better chance of survival if more responders had been available to field the call, but due to the fact that Reedy Creek has not increased its firefighter staffing since 1989, responders are simply not able to respond promptly to all calls.
Situations like this are strong candidates for personal injury cases where a victim was unable to receive lifesaving treatment due to an unreasonable decision on behalf of the park’s management to limit staffing. Working with a team like the attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is one of the best ways to make sure that you are building an aggressive case and fighting for the money you deserve.
Hotel Fall in Disneyland in France Leaves Irish Boy Paralyzed
In March of 2022, an 11-year-old boy from Cork, Ireland suffered a fall while visiting Disneyland Paris, which left him paralyzed from the neck down. After an exciting day of sightseeing, including a visit to the Eiffel Tower and the Parc des Princes football stadium, Kevin O’Callaghan, from Mallow in Co Cork, had a fall in the soft play area of his hotel room and lost all sensation in his body.
He was rushed to a local hospital, where an MRI revealed a compression in his neck and spine. He underwent emergency surgery and was able to travel back to Ireland days after the accident.
According to a statement by the family:
“It gives Kevin a boost knowing that so many people think so fondly of him. Since coming to Temple Street, Kevin’s injuries have been assessed, and at this moment in time, the outlook for Kevin to walk again is bleak. Kevin has a little bit more movement, and at the moment, the only hope for Kevin to walk again is his own sheer determination as well as intensive rehab that’ll come in time.”
Accidents like this are every parent’s nightmare, and trying to seek financial compensation from a massive corporation like Disney will only complicate the healing process. Contact our law firm to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who is ready to help you through your case.
Filing A Premises Liability or Assault Claim Against Disney
When you or a loved one is injured while visiting a Disney property, it can be a traumatizing and confusing experience. You may be wondering what your legal options are and whether you can file a claim against Disney.
If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you may be able to file a premises liability or negligence claim against Disney.
How the Disney Hotel Accident Claims and Wrongful Death Lawsuit Processes Works
Disney is one of the largest corporations in the world and they frequently have had lawsuits brought against them or insurance claims filed with their insurance providers. For this reason, they are a formidable foe when you suffer severe injuries at one of Disney’s hotels, resorts, or theme parks. While you are recuperating it can seem like an impossible feat to go up against Disney and win.
For this reason, it is crucial to understand how the claims process works and have a powerful legal advocate by your side who is not afraid to go up against Disney or its affiliates.
Walt Disney World and Theme Park Accident Claims
Although every person’s case is different, the claims process generally unfolds in similar ways. Here is a basic idea of what to expect once you decide to take action after a serious injury or accident at a Disney hotel:
- You hire a reputable hotel accident lawyer, experienced in handling cases against Disney.
- Your attorney begins an investigation into the cause of your accident and resulting injuries, gathering compelling evidence to prove Disney’s liability along the way.
- We carefully review your damages to ensure we are seeking full compensation for your damages.
- Your hotel accident attorney reviews the details of your case to prepare your claim and submit it to Disney as well as file a lawsuit.
- Your hotel accident attorney will vigorously prosecute your personal injury lawsuits against the Disney hotel or resort you stayed at or other liable parties, to maximize the value of your recovery.
Often, our experienced hotel accident attorneys are able to reach a reasonable settlement agreement with Disney’s legal team or insurance company; however, our lawyers are well experienced trial lawyers who are prepared to bring your case to trial.
The Value of Your Disney Hotel Accident Damages
Disney theme parks, resorts, and hotels are often booked because guests are hoping for an experience they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. They want the magic of Cinderella’s castle, tea time with Snow White, and all of the Disney character and ride excitement Disney promises with each trip. However, the last thing you expect to suffer is devastating injuries that ruin what should have been the vacation of a lifetime.
When an accident happens due to Disney’s negligence or fault, you have the right to be compensated for every single way your life has been impacted by the accident and resulting injuries.
To ensure you receive compensation for every loss, you can expect your theme park accident lawyer to categorize your damages as economic or non-economic. That way, your experienced personal injury attorney can ensure we have accounted for the total value of your compensatory damages and common Disney world injuries.
Economic damages include every out-of-pocket cost or financial losses. Some examples could include:
- The cost of your Disney hotel stay
- Reimbursement for Disney theme park tickets you couldn’t use due to your injuries
- Reimbursement for meal packages you couldn’t utilize after your injuries
- Lost wages when your injuries keep you out of work
- Diminished earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from re-entering the workforce due to a permanent disability
- Your medical expenses, including ambulance bills, medications, surgeries, physical or occupational therapy, and future healthcare costs
Non-economic damages do not have a financial value. They may be more difficult to quantify without a fixed monetary worth, but since they are so impactful it is vital that we account for them when calculating the value of your Disney World lawsuits and claims. Some examples of non-economic damages after a Disney hotel accident include:
- Pain from your injuries
- Emotional trauma and distress from the accident
- Disfiguring injuries or permanent skin scarring
- Permanent disability
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Are Aggressive and Powerful Hotel Accident Lawyers Ready to Go Up Against Disney and Affiliates
With several of our hotel accident attorneys being named to “Best Lawyers” 2016-2024 ® and Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P. A. being named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report for almost a decade, you can feel empowered to go up against Disney for the injuries you sustained in their hotels or resorts.
Our team is some of the nation’s leading litigation attorneys and has extensive knowledge of how hotel accident insurance and civil claims work. This makes us fully prepared to help you access total financial compensation. If you or someone you love has suffered devastating or fatal injuries in a Disney hotel or resort accident, we are ready to help you fight for justice. Contact our Disney hotel accident lawyers as soon as possible or call us at 877-233-1238 to schedule your confidential and free case evaluation with our experienced personal injury team today.