If you have sustained serious injury from a hotel accident, a hotel accident lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC can provide you legal representation and seek the compensation you deserve. Hotel accidents often come down to negligence by hotel owners, managers, or employees. Unfortunately, their negligence can result in a serious injury with significant out-of-pocket costs for the accident victim. A hotel accident lawyer at our firm will seek compensation for preventable injuries caused by negligent hotel operations.
Types of Hotel Accidents
You may be able to file a premises liability claim for a hotel accident if the hotel breached a duty of care owed to you, and you suffered an accident as a result. Common hotel accidents that may result in a premises liability claim include:
- Lack of hotel security resulting injury to person or property
- Falls from poorly maintained sidewalks or corridors
- Falls from slip and fall hazards, such as spills, that aren’t addressed in a timely manner
- Accidents in a hotel pool from inadequate signage or monitoring
- Inadequate lighting that leads to a trip and fall
- Food poisoning from improper food handling or holding
- Injury from hotel fires
- Injury from elevator mishaps
- Shuttle bus accidents resulting in injury
How Much Is My Hotel Accident Injury Worth?
A hotel accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your injury. Guests who sustain serious injuries often incur significant costs associated with their injury and recovery. As such, a victim can pursue damages for expenses such as:
- Medical bills
- Physician bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Durable medical equipment, such a hospital bed, needed after the accident
- Lost wages from time off from work
- Loss of future wages due to permanent disability
- Replacement cost for property damaged
In the worst-case scenario, a hotel accident is so severe that the victim is killed. Many of these accidents are due to an accident at a hotel pool or an accident involving a hotel motor vehicle. If the accident was the result of the hotel’s negligence, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. A hotel accident lawyer can help file a wrongful death claim that includes damages for:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost future earnings
- Loss of companionship
What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured in a Hotel Accident?
The most important first step is to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Your health should always be the first priority, and it is also helpful to have documentation of your injuries from the treating medical professional.
We highly recommend taking photographs of accident site as soon as possible. Hotels may attempt to quickly address environmental and housekeeping issues that resulted in your accident. Therefore, taking a picture of the accident location is helpful in establishing proof of the hazard that caused your injury. If possible, also take a photograph of your injury or ask another person to do so.
Obtain contact information for any witnesses. Their statement may help support your claim.
Notify hotel management about the incident. If they complete an accident form, you may request a copy, but they may not be required to provide it to you, depending on your state’s law.
Finally, hiring a hotel accident lawyer should be strongly considered. An attorney at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC has experience in premises liability claims and will represent your best interests to the hotel and their insurance company. Hotel accident claims can be very complex, and a qualified attorney can negotiate the legal process, leaving you to focus on recovery from your injury.
Speak with a Hotel Accident Lawyer Today
Call a hotel accident lawyer at the Wieand Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation today. We know every hotel accident is unique, and we will spend the time to learn the details about injury and the circumstances surrounding it. Then we will devise a legal strategy and seek the best possible outcome for your injuries. Call 215-666-7777 or send us a message and speak directly with a personal injury attorney.