It’s no secret that the summer is meant for good times and relaxation. However, for most of us, the workweek does not stop in the summer. This is why so many families look forward to taking some time off to go on a vacation. When you go on vacation, unless you are staying at a friend’s or relative’s house, you are most likely renting a room in a hotel. When you are staying at a hotel, it is the staff’s responsibility to ensure you have a safe, top-quality experience. If you were staying at a hotel that failed to live up to this responsibility and you were injured, there is a good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most commonly occurring hotel accidents?
Most hotels have a swimming pool outside, especially during the hot summer months. However, larger hotels will very often provide you with even more services and activities, such as open gyms and breakfast buffets. Unfortunately, the more services you have access to, the more potential there is for an accident. Here are some of the most commonly occurring hotel accidents:
- Hot tub accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Accidents due to inadequate lighting
- Stairway accidents
- Food poisoning
- Swimming pool accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Unsanitary conditions
- Defective furniture accidents
How may I recover compensation following a hotel accident in New Jersey?
As long as you can prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation. However, hotel and insurance companies may not cooperate, and may even try to deny you of the compensation you deserve. This is why you must hire an experienced attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights.
How can I prove another party was negligent?
Most hotels are equipped with indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, so after seeking medical attention, the first thing you should do is try and recover the surveillance footage of your accident. This footage should clearly demonstrate who or what was responsible for the injuries you have sustained. Additionally, you should ask any witnesses at the time of your accident for their name and phone number, as you may use their testimony to validate your claim. Do not wait to see a medical professional, as he or she will not only treat your injuries, but you will also be provided with medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, which you may use to support your personal injury claim.
Contact our New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.