More and more people are beginning to travel. As a result, you may find yourself staying in a hotel in the coming months. While hotels are fun and relaxing, they can be extremely dangerous if all aspects are not properly maintained. As a result, it is important to know what to do in the event of a hotel accident. Read on to learn more about hotel accidents in New Jersey.
What are Common Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels usually have a variety of amenities and services for guests to be accommodated during their stay. This can include certain luxuries such as a pool, restaurant, gym, and spa as well as basic services such as stairs, elevators, escalators, etc. If these are not taken care of, they can become dangerous. Some 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
Can I Recover Compensation?
Property owners in New Jersey are required by law to take care of their grounds so they do not become dangerous and harm others. This can be done at a hotel by routine inspections conducted by management and staff. This ensures they are aware of any hazards that arise so they can be addressed right away and not threaten guests. Failing to do so is considered negligence and can result in serious physical, emotional, and financial damages. It is because of this that injured guests can pursue legal action by filing a personal injury claim.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you have been injured in a hotel accident due to negligence, you will have to provide proof that this negligence occurred. In order to do so, you should make sure to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Be sure to document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. Additionally, you should ask anyone who witnessed the accident for their contact information. You should go to the hospital immediately after the accident, even if you do not feel you have been seriously injured. It is possible to have sustained an injury without realizing it. This will also allow you to document proof of your injuries.
If you have been injured in a hotel accident, contact our firm today.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!