Hotel guests expect to be treated up to par with a certain standard. This includes staying at a well-maintained property. If hotel management and the staff they employ do not take proper care of the grounds they own, it can become hazardous. This can threaten the safety of the guests. In the event that a hotel guest becomes injured due to negligence, they can pursue legal action. 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?
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
How 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.
To have a successful case, the injured party is required to prove negligence took place and was the direct cause of their injuries. This can be done with evidence that demonstrates the property owner knew, or should have reasonably known, about the hazard and did not fix it. Evidence for a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, and more.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile 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!