Now that people are beginning to get out of the house, hotels across New Jersey have reopened, and more and more people are staying in them. Unfortunately, hotel accidents are more common than you may think, and if you have been injured in one, you are most likely now seeking compensation. Read on and speak with our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how we can help you if you’ve been harmed in one.
What causes hotel accidents?
Hotels offer a wide ranger of services and amenities, such as swimming pools, gyms, and more. This is on top of various additional features to make life at the hotel easier, including elevators, escalators, and more. That being said, hotel management and staff are responsible for ensuring everything is regularly maintained and safe for all to use. When they fail to do so, serious accidents and injuries can occur as a result.
What should I do if I am ever injured in a hotel accident?
If you are injured in a hotel accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. From here, you should notify hotel management of the accident and that you were injured. They should write up an incident report. Next, ensure you ask anyone who saw your accident for their name and phone number, and then take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident before anyone has a chance to clear it away. After being treated in the hospital, ensure you hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can work to subpoena any additional evidence needed to prove you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence in a premises liability claim, such as security camera footage of the accident as it happened.
How long will I have to sue a hotel owner for an injury in New Jersey?
After an injury sustained in a hotel accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years. You must not file your claim any later than two days from the date of your accident, for if you do, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve and need today–all you have to do is ask.
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Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.