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#408662 - 05/26/11 11:49 AM Injured
Onci32 Offline
I fell and broke my leg at a Belize hotel while on vacation from the states. I quickly got very good medical care at a very reasonable cost. But when I return home, I will not be able to drive, which is very important because I live in a small town where you can only get places by motor vehicle. Also, my job involves lifting as well as driving. Can I seek any type any legal redress from the hotel?

#408663 - 05/26/11 12:04 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
ron Offline
You should ask your hotel. They would probably be the best place to start. Suing in Belize is not like in the states. Liability laws are much different. If your really want to pursue legal action contact a lawyer not a message board.

#408686 - 05/26/11 03:36 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
Phil Offline
So what happened that you think it's your Hotel's fault that you broke your leg?

#408694 - 05/26/11 04:06 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
lovey and thurston Offline
Litigation is one import I hope we don't get!
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#408695 - 05/26/11 04:39 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
elbert Offline
Very limited Tort laws in Belize !
such as,'The owner of a dog shall be liable in damages for injury done to any
cattle or poultry by that dog.'

http://www.belizelaw.org/lawadmin/PDF%20files/cap172.pdf http://www.belizelaw.org/lawadmin/PDF%20files/cap172.pdf
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#408696 - 05/26/11 04:55 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
sunandsand Offline
One thing I have noticed during my trips to Belize is the responsibility for your well being is on you. They TEACH their children not to play with the outlets. They PAY ATTENTION to curbs and walking near the road.
We in the US have become accustomed to having the government look out for us...seatbelt laws, helmet laws, ambulance chasing attorneys, someone is almost always there either to protect us from our own selves or to help us gain $$ from someone who didn't protect us.
If it was truly the hotels fault you broke your leg, you may have a chance. But, if you stepped off the curb, or didn't look where you were going, it's on you..
I agree, I hope litigation for personal injury cases don't make it to Belize.
At what age is it determined I am old enough to know better?

#408697 - 05/26/11 05:01 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
reaper Offline
Hmmm. My wife and I had an "accident" at a Belizean hotel six years ago. I'm going to sue the SunBreeze for child support:)

Thanks for the idea, troll.

#408698 - 05/26/11 05:08 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
Amanda Syme Offline
But you will have to raise the "accident" here in Belize then. Come on down family Reaper!

#408699 - 05/26/11 05:09 PM Re: Injured [Re: reaper]
papashine Offline
Reality..What a concept!

#408700 - 05/26/11 05:12 PM Re: Injured [Re: Onci32]
cracked up Offline
you should return to Belize and seek legal advise from one of the many experts that are established at BCs.

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