Suing a Resort or RIU Hotel? Contact the Nation’s Experts in Hotel Injury Claims

Photo of RIU HotelThe team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. boasts over 200 years of combined experience, as well as over $300 million in awards recovered for our clients, hundreds of guest spots on national television, 4 attorneys named to “Best Lawyers”®, and “Best Law Firms”® by US News & World Report since 2016. These are just a few reasons why working with our internationally-acclaimed law firm is a great decision for your case. We have multiple office locations strategically placed across the nation where you can meet with one of our dedicated 14 RIU hotel accident attorneys. Since being founded in 1971, our more than 50 years of unique experience fighting for cruise ship, resort, and hotel accident victims make us uniquely equipped to help you recover maximum compensation for your damages.

Checking into a hotel should come with a sense of safety and security, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. In recent years, several accidents at RIU Hotels have led to serious injuries and even deaths. Victims and their loved ones often find it very difficult to work with hotel chains and other major corporations following a personal injury. We have successfully handled numerous cases against RIU including catastrophic injury and rape and sexual assault cases.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident at an RIU Hotel, it is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. The RIU hotel accident lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have years of training and a substantial number of trial wins in handling hotel accidents, resort injuries, and cruise ship accident claims. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Read more below to learn about just a few of the many accidents that have befallen guests at RIU hotels and contact our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Recent RIU Hotel Accidents

The following are just a few of the recent accidents reported at RIU locations worldwide. When an accident occurs in Mexico, a victim may find that the legal process is exceptionally frustrating. The anxiety of wondering if you’ll ever be compensated for your suffering can further complicate your recovery process. When you have a team of award-winning attorneys like ours representing your case, you can stay focused on recovering from this traumatic situation while we take on the hotel and fight to get you the money you are rightfully entitled to.

College Student Falls Twenty Stories Off Pony Wall At Hotel RIU in Mexico

According to 12 News, “ just hours after arriving in Cabo San Lucas, 18-year-old Aiden Nevarez fell to his death at the hotel he and several of his classmates were staying at.” Nevarez fell off of a short “pony wall” where the crowns of palm trees resembled a row of short bushes that obscured the fact that there was a 20-foot drop on the other side.

They described the area of the Hotel Riu Santa Fe where the accident happened as a short, pony wall. On the other side, the tops of palm trees resembled short bushes, disguising the 20-foot drop-off. In a case like this, the issue lies with the fact that RIU management and staff should have recognized how much of a safety risk a short wall is next to such a steep drop — especially when the wall appears to be next to level ground due to the illusion that the tops of these mature palm trees created.

RIU Reggae Explosion Leaves One Dead And Four Injured in Jamaica

In April of 2017, one employee was killed, and four others were critically injured following a blast in the boiler room at RIU Reggae, RIU’s location in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hotel workers deserve the same protections that guests are (typically) afforded, but in situations such as this deadly boiler failure, employees are putting their lives on the line to keep the business operating.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has a long history of defending workers’ rights for compensation under the Jones Act (a maritime protective act that is similar to land-based workers’ compensation) and is prepared to take the fight to the major corporations and chains that must be held accountable for their own failings in keeping their workers and their guests safe from harm — or in this case, from fatal injuries.

Tourist Dies After Being Restrained By RIU Hotel Security Guards

After being restrained by several security guards following a fight at a 24-hour sports bar on the RIU Cancun property, guest Dean Wright was declared dead. According to a statement by his family, “…sometime between 7 and 8 am Dean was seen unconscious (and confirmed to be dead) on a luggage trolley in the corridor beside the lifts surrounded by security guards,” but the family struggled to gather additional details about the situation and how it came to pass that Dean was killed.

Adequate security is essential for keeping guests safe at hotels. Part of proper training as a security guard is knowing how to safely restrain an individual for their safety and the safety of those around them. Wright, 33, was involved in a fight with a group of American tourists at the sports bar in Hotel RIU Cancun, and six security guards were involved in restraining him in the moments that led up to his death.

In a situation like this, working with an experienced personal injury attorney who can bring all of the facts to light about the case is essential. Wright’s family was left struggling to try to piece together the details of this situation, and matters like a lack of security cameras or other safety measures that can help either reduce the risk of a fight OR provide important evidence of the situation are important in this case.

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International Hotels Require An International Legal Team

RIU Hotels are located around the world, with locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. An accident at an international hotel can leave a family in complete disarray as they try to make sense of their legal options in a foreign system, but Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has experience handling cases like this across the globe.  We take tremendous pride in our ability to handle cases literally anywhere on the planet.

Suing RIU Hotels: Call the Nation’s Most Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys At Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.

Contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. as soon as possible to discuss your injuries at an RIU hotel location. With over $300 million in damages recovered for our clients, 50+ years in business, 200 years of combined legal experience and wins, and accolades including 4 attorneys named to “Best Lawyers”®, and “Best Law Firms”® by US News & World Report since 2016, we are the premier choice for an RIU hotel accident law firm that will fight to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered substantial injuries or damages in an RIU hotel accident, our team is here to help you get through these difficult times and maximize your compensation. Request a 100% free consultation through our secured contact form or call our office at 877-233-1238 as soon as possible to start taking back control of your life.