When people stay at a hotel, they expect the grounds to be well maintained. While that is usually the case, there are incidents in which the premises of a hotel can become dangerous and threaten the safety of guests. This may be the case if the hotel management and the staff they employ do not fulfill the proper standard of care in taking care of the establishment. If a guest becomes injured as a result of this negligence, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation for damages. Continue reading to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for help with your case.
What are Causes of Hotel Accidents?
In order to keep guests entertained during their stay, hotels usually offer various amenities. This can include a pool, gym, restaurant, spa, etc. Hotels also generally have basic means of accessibility as well, such as stairs, elevators, escalators, etc. If they do not take care of these amenities, they can become hazardous. Some examples of causes of hotel accidents can include:
- 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
How Can I Recover Compensation?
By law, property owners are required to take care of their grounds so they do not become dangerous for others to come onto. This can be done by hotel management and staff by conducting routine inspections. Doing so allows them to catch any dangers as soon as possible and ensure they are fixed so guests cannot be harmed. Failing to do so is considered negligence and can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial suffering. That is why injured parties can pursue legal action to recover compensation through a personal injury claim.
In order to be successful in a personal injury case, the injured party is required to prove negligence took place and directly caused the injuries. This can be done with evidence that shows the property owner knew about the hazard and did not fix it. Helpful evidence can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, 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.