Common Types Of Hotel Room InjuriesLast updated on: September 6, 2022
When you book a hotel stay it almost always feels like a safe haven. Most hotel owners and staff try to ensure safety for their guests, but some fail. Personal injury lawyers can help you file a premises liability claim against responsible parties if you suffered hotel room injuries during a recent stay.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. But suffering a hotel injury can have lasting financial and emotional consequences, taking a heavy toll on you and your family. Compensation may be available to you if you were injured in a hotel or resort accident.
If you believe a hotel’s negligence caused your injury, speak with a hotel injury attorney to have your case evaluated. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers.
Common Types Of Hotel Room Accidents
Some of the most common types of personal injury accidents are also suffered by hotel room guests and visitors. Zinda Law Group premises liability attorneys have helped clients obtain compensation for these and many more:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Drowning in pools or hot tubs
- Food poisoning
- Broken or defective furniture
- Elevator of escalator accidents
No matter what kind of accident you were involved in, an experienced attorney can help explain your options.
Liability For Hotel Room Injuries
In order to hold a hotel legally liable for your injuries, you will need to show that the hotel was negligent. The first step in this process is to establish what duties a hotel has. For example, hotel guests are entitled to a high degree of protection under the law, which means hotels must act quickly to fix potentially dangerous situations like spilled water or uneven floors.
If a hotel fails to maintain these high standards and that failure causes you to sustain actual injuries, then it is possible that a hotel could bear the liability for your injuries.
What To Do If I Am Injured In A Hotel Room?
If there has been an accident and you were injured, do these things in preparation for building your case if you decide to move forward with a claim against the hotel.
1. Inform Management Promptly
Contact hotel management immediately. They will fill out an accident report that tracks what happened before, during, and after the accident.
2. Document the Scene Thoroughly
Take pictures of the item that harmed you as well as the entire hotel room and anywhere else you were injured. Write down your recollection of events while the incident is still fresh in your mind, and be sure to take pictures of your injuries to add to your documentation.
3. Collect Evidence
Speak with any witnesses who saw your accident occur and collect their contact information in case you or your lawyer needs to speak with them later. Check the surrounding area for surveillance cameras. If there is a chance your accident was captured on camera, you’ll want this footage to use as evidence in your case.
4. Get Medical Help and Keep Every Record
After you have documented the scene and filed a report with the hotel manager, seek medical attention. Proper treatment and documentation of injuries from a doctor will be important to the success of your claim.
After you have been treated and documented the scene, speak with a personal injury attorney. An experienced hotel injury lawyer, like our lawyers at Zinda Law Group, will be able to evaluate your case and walk you through your next steps.
Need Help? Contact Zinda Law Group Today!
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury received in an accident, after a meal, or during a stay at a hotel, you may bear immense emotional and financial strain as a result. Zinda Law Group can take care of the legal work so you can focus on yourself and your family during this time of recovery.
If we do not win your case, you will not pay any fees; this is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our hotel injury lawyers.
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