Hotel Liability in Washington D.C. | What You Need to Know

All too often, accidents occur in the least expected places. Hotels are no exception. Though there are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury while away on vacation, it happens, and if you are someone who has been injured in a hotel accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. Please continue reading and speak with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most accidents occur in hotels?

Hotel accidents can occur for any number of reasons, and at times, they are no one’s fault in particular, and they are simply unpreventable. However, there are other times where these accidents occur due to negligence, usually on the part of hotel management or staff. Some of the most common types of hotel accidents that our firm sees include pool accidents, food poisonings, accidents due to defective gym equipment, slip and fall accidents due to spills left unattended in hallways and elsewhere, and more. If you were injured due to hotel management or staff negligence, you most likely qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do if I am injured in a hotel accident?

If you are injured in a hotel accident, you should take several steps to document the incident to bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Notify the hotel management of the accident.
  2. Call the police.
  3. Obtain witness contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident.
  5. Receive immediate medical treatment.
  6. Obtain all medical documentation/bills associated with your injury.
  7. Hire an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence to satisfy the burden of proof.

How long will I have to take legal action against a negligent property owner in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is three years. Simply put, this means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you wait any longer than three years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.