How Can I Recover Compensation After a New Jersey Hotel Accident?

How Can I Recover Compensation After a New Jersey Hotel Accident?

There are many people who travel to the state of New Jersey due to its unique location. It does not only provide proximity to some of the world’s major cities, but also popular beaches as well. When visiting these locations, people often stay in various hotels throughout the region. In doing so, they expect that they will be safe and do not usually consider the idea of being involved in an accident on hotel grounds. When hotel accidents occur, they can cause significant injuries that have the potential to impact the victims for the rest of their life. It is because of this that they often pursue legal action as a result. If you were injured in a hotel accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance with your case. 

What are Common Causes of Hotel Accidents?

In order to keep guests entertained, hotels typically offer different amenities. This can include basic necessities such as stairs, elevators, and escalators. It can also include a gym, pool, restaurants and a spa. However, if these perks are not properly taken care of by those who are obligated to do so, different hazards can arise that make it dangerous for guests. The following are some examples of hotel accidents in New Jersey:

  • Defective furniture 
  • Food poisoning
  • Hot tub accidents
  • Inadequate security
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Gym equipment accidents
  • Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
  • Parking lot/garage accidents

Proving Negligence and Recovering Compensation

Hotel owners and staff have a legal requirement to make sure the premises of the hotel is safe for guests. This requires them to conduct routine inspections to ensure there are no hazards on the grounds that can put people in harm’s way. If they fail to do so and an accident happens a result, it is considered negligence. When people sustain injuries due to negligence, they often wish to seek justice through legal action. This can be done with a personal injury claim.

It is important to know that, when pursuing legal action, the injured party is required to prove negligence. This means they have to satisfy the burden of proof and show that the actions of the hotel owner or staff directly caused their injuries. This can be done with evidence such as medical documentation of the injuries, pictures or video of the hazard and accident, any witnesses, and more. In the event that the victim is successful in proving negligence, they may be able to recover financial compensation to recover the cost of medical bills, in-home

In order to be successful during a lawsuit, the injured party is required to prove negligence. This involves satisfying the burden of proof with evidence that shows the property owner knew, or should have known about the hazard and failed to fix it. Helpful evidence can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, and more. If the victim successfully proves their injuries were due to this negligence, they may be entitled to recover financial compensation. This can cover the cost of medical bills, in-home care, and more. 

Contact our Firm

If you have been injured as a result of a defective product and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.

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