What You Should Know About Hotel Accidents in Washington D.C.

Most of us stay in hotels from time to time, whether for business, vacation or otherwise. While we seldom think that we may sustain a serious injury in a hotel, hotel accidents do occur, and perhaps more frequently than you may think. If you have recently been injured in a hotel accident, you must continue reading and speak with our seasoned Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation you need to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of hotel accidents?

Hotel accidents can occur for various reasons, though they are typically the result of negligence. In most cases, these accidents are caused by the hotel staff or management’s failure to ensure that the premises are safe for all who are staying there. They have a lot to manage, including pools, buffets, gym equipment, and more, so it is easy for certain safety hazards to fall through the cracks, which is why hotel management and staff must be vigilant in maintaining their premises. If they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur as a result.

How do I know if a hotel is responsible for my accident?

As long as our Washington D.C. personal injury attorney can gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that hotel management/staff either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe conditions present, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result, you should have a valid premises liability claim. To prove this, we will work to uncover witness testimony, pictures of the unsafe hotel condition that caused your accident, surveillance footage of your accident occurring, medical documents regarding the injury you sustained, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Washington D.C. is, in most cases, three years. This means that you are legally obligated to pursue compensation for your injury within three years of the date of your accident, and failing to do so will most likely result in you permanently losing your right to sue. The sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better off you will be. Give us a call today so we can get started.


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.