The last thing you want to happen while you are on vacation is an accident that causes an injury. However, if you are staying in a hotel, you know that sometimes the employers or staff are negligent. If you are injured due to a hotel employee’s carelessness, you are most likely reading up on your options for recovering compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes and types of hotel accidents?
Depending on where you are staying, there is a good chance you will encounter various perks at your hotel. These perks are great features of which you are granted access upon paying with your hard-earned cash. By doing so, you also indirectly pay for safety, as well. If you are staying in a hotel and are using one of their facilities, such as a swimming pool, it is their responsibility that all the necessary safety precautions are taken before people are admitted. Here are some of the most common causes and types of hotel accidents:
- Accidents due to inadequate security
- Accidents due to inadequate lighting
- Defective furniture
- Food poisoning
- Sidewalk accidents
- Parking garage accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Stairway accidents
- Hot tub accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Escalator accidents
How do I recover compensation after a hotel accident?
If you are injured as a result of employee or employer negligence, there is a good chance you are entitled to financial compensation. However, you must first satisfy the burden of proof.
How can I prove a hotel employer or staff is responsible for my injuries?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you are most likely very angry, and understandably so. Your vacation time should be far better-spent, and now you are faced with medical bills, lost wages, and any other related expenses. However, if you can prove another party’s negligence, you may ease some or all of your financial burdens. First, you should hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight on your behalf. Additionally, you may wish to recover any security camera footage that may have captured your accident or its aftermath. It may also help prove your claim if you provide witness testimonial and medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries. A medical professional will also treat your injuries, which may take a couple of days to set in.
Contact our New Jersey firm
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 because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.