Being located in the District – a top destination for numerous tourists and business persons every year – the Washington DC hotel accident attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC frequently receive referrals of clients who have been injured in accidents at local hotels and other establishments. Whether you are traveling to the nation’s capital for business or for pleasure, you have the right to stay in a safe environment. Unfortunately, hotel accidents occur more often that they should due to negligence involving inadequate security and poor property maintenance. If you were injured in an accident during your stay at a hotel or similar establishment in DC, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Common Types of Hotel Accidents in DC
While slip and falls result in some of the most frequently seen injuries in hotel accidents and premises liability claims, there are many ways you can sustain an injury on a hotel property, especially if the grounds are not properly maintained. Other types of injuries include, but are not limited to, those caused by:
- Stairwell accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective gym equipment
- Unsafe buildings and walkways
- Food poisoning
- Inadequate security
Hotels have the responsibility to properly maintain their properties and ensure the safety of all guests. This includes keeping safe premises by repairing or removing anything that might pose a hazard to their guests, notifying guests of hazards via proper signage, implementing adequate security, and hiring and training all hotel staff in proper safety procedures. When a hotel fails to do this, they can and should be held liable for their negligence. An experienced Washington DC hotel accident attorney will be able to hold the hotel accountable through personal injury litigation and recover fair financial compensation.
At Trombly & Singer, PLLC, our skilled Washington DC premises liability lawyers have also represented tourists and visitors to our city in connection with cases arising in such diverse places as the Verizon Center, the Metro subway system, Georgetown University Hospital, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, many office buildings, and numerous other Washington, DC businesses and establishments.
Consult a Washington DC Hotel Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of hotel negligence in Washington, DC, contact us to schedule your free initial case evaluation. Our attorneys have been involved in litigation arising out of falls at hotels, pool injuries, criminal attacks due to inadequate security in a motel, slip and falls, escalator accidents, a concussion from a low-hanging chandelier, and other related hotel accident cases. We will carefully evaluate the specifics of your situation and provide our professional opinion on how to best move forward. Based in Washington, DC, we represent clients throughout the District, Maryland, and with the assistance of local counsel, in Virginia, West Virginia and other jurisdictions.