When people stay at a hotel, they expect for hotels to live up to certain standards. This can include the proper standard of care. It is the responsibility of a hotel owner and the staff they employ to make sure the grounds are safe for guests to come and stay. While this is usually the case, there are situations in which an accident occurs due to hotel negligence. When a guest becomes injured due to negligence, they can pursue legal action in order to recover compensation for damages. Continue reading to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance with your case.
What are Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels often offer a variety of amenities to keep guests entertained during their stays. This can include a pool, gym, restaurant, spa, etc. In addition to this, they tend to have general means of accessibility, such as stairwells, elevators, escalators, etc. In the event that these are not properly taken care of, they can become dangerous and threaten the safety of others. 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?
Property owners are required by law to maintain a safe premises for others to come onto. This means hotel management and staff must conduct routine inspections of the grounds so they can discover hazards as they arise and fix them so that they do not cause harm to guests. The failure to do so is considered negligence and can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial distress to a person. It is because of this that injured victims can pursue legal action in order to recover compensation. This can be done with a personal injury claim.
In order to have a successful personal injury lawsuit, the injured party is required to prove that negligence took place and directly caused their injuries. This can be done with evidence that shows the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused the accident 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
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.