Who Is Responsible for an Injury Sustained in a Hotel Accident?


Hotels are assumed to be well-kept and safe for the guests who visit. However, sometimes the upkeep is neglected by hotel staff, which can lead to accidents, and ultimately, serious injuries. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, continue reading to discover how an experienced Morris County hotel accident attorney at Lutz Injury Law can help you hold the at-fault party accountable via a premises liability claim.

What are the most common types of hotel accidents that occur in the state of New Jersey?

With the various amenities and services available at hotels, there are various ways in which guests can get injured during their stay. The most common causes of hotel accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Escalator accidents.
  • Elevator accidents.
  • Sidewalk accidents.
  • Parking lot or parking garage accidents, which may be due to inadequate lighting.
  • Inadequate security.
  • Stairway accidents.
  • Gym equipment accidents.
  • Swimming pool or hot tub accidents.
  • Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs.
  • Restaurant accidents, such as food poisoning.
  • Defective furniture in the rooms.

If anyapplies is applicable to you, contact a skilled Morris County slip & fall attorney today.

Who is the at-fault party for my hotel accident injury?

By New Jersey law, the property owner is liable for ensuring that their grounds are properly maintained and kept safe for those who enter them. This is typically accomplished by hotel management and staff performing routine checks of the premises for any hazards. Failure to do so, and an injury occurring, can result in the property owner being the at-fault party.

What should I do after receiving a hotel accident injury?

If you were injured in a hotel accident due to the negligence of a property owner, then you may be entitled to financial compensation via a premises liability claim. To build a strong case, you must satisfy the burden of proof and collect enough evidence that directly ties your injury to the property owner’s carelessness. Examples of such evidence are as follows:

  • A copy of the police report that was taken at the scene of the accident.
  • Photos and videos of your injuries, damages, and any hazardous conditions at the scene of the accident that may have contributed.
  • Witnesses’ contact information, so that they can provide witness testimonies later on.
  • Copies of medical documents and bills from any necessary follow-up treatment.

Importantly, the statute of limitations for a premises liability claim in the state of New Jersey is generally two years from the date of your accident.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney at Lutz Injury Law as quickly as possible following the subject accident.

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