Many people think of the summer months as a time to get away. Oftentimes, work is stressful, and a vacation is just what you need to regroup. However, when you stay in a hotel, the employers and staff are responsible for your safety. There are few things worse than a serious injury on your time off, where you are supposed to be relaxing. If you are injured in a hotel accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common types of hotel accidents?
Hotels have very many facets. For example, on top of a place to sleep for the night, many hotels have swimming pools, gyms, and other luxury features. Unfortunately, while these features are generally seen as a bonus, they open you up to even more potential safety hazards. Here are some of the most common types of hotel accidents:
- Gym equipment accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Garage accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Accidents due to inadequate lighting
- Accidents due to inadequate security
- Sidewalk accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
Am I eligible to receive financial compensation?
If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, then you will most likely be able to recover the compensation you need. One example of hotel staff negligence would be if you fell in a parking lot or elsewhere due to defective lightbulbs, hindering your ability to see uneven pavement or potholes. The compensation you may receive can go towards your medical bills, lost wages, in-home care costs and more. This is why it is so important you hire an experienced attorney who will fight the insurance and hotel companies to get the compensation you need.
How can I prove a hotel employer or staff was negligent?
The most important thing you can do is recover any security camera footage that may have recorded the accident or its aftermath. Video or photographic evidence is often the most effective in proving personal injury claims. However, you may also wish to ask any witnesses if they will verify your story, as witness testimony is another strong reinforcement in proving your claim. Lastly, if you are injured in a hotel accident, you must receive medical attention as soon as possible. A medical professional will treat your injuries and will provide you with documentation regarding the injuries you have sustained, which you may use to help prove your claim.
Contact our Washington D.C. firm
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.