What You Should Know About Hotel Accidents in New Jersey

If you were injured in a hotel, do not wait to reach out to our firm today. Our Essex County slip and fall accident attorney will take all steps required to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

What are the common causes of hotel accidents in New Jersey?

Hotels supply a number of different services to their guests beyond just a place to sleep. In some instances, hotels have a pool, gym, spa, restaurants, bars, and more. If any of these luxuries are not adequately taken care of, and a visitor is injured as a result, the hotel manager and staff members can be held liable for negligence. Some of the most typical hotel accidents that our firm has seen include the following:

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

Can I pursue legal action after a hotel accident?

In New Jersey, property owners are responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for their visitors. With hotels, this means that the appropriate steps must be made to ensure that guests are protected from injury. This can be accomplished by hotel staff. A hotel’s staff should make periodic inspections of the premises for any dangers and promptly address any arising problems. If hotel staff fails to make these inspections and an individual is hurt as a result, the hotel could be held liable for negligence.

If you were injured in a hotel due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you would like to pursue legal action, you will need to fulfill the burden of proof. This means you will need to provide evidence reinforcing your claim. You can do this by taking the following measures:

  1. Take photos and videos of the dangerous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
  2. If anyone saw the accident occur, get their phone number and/or email address. Witnesses may be able to verify your understanding of the events later on in your claim.
  3. Seek medical attention to ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
  4. Retain the services of a skilled Essex County slip and fall accident attorney today. Our legal team can help you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

Contact our Experienced New Jersey Firm

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and wish to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq. today.