Guests at a hotel expect to be treated with a certain standard, including staying at a well-maintained establishment. This means safe grounds that are not hazardous. If hotel management and the staff they employ do not take care of the grounds they own, it can threaten the safety of their guests. If a hotel guest becomes injured due to negligence, they can pursue legal action. Continue reading to learn more and contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for help with your case.
What are Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels tend to offer their guests various services and amenities. While the majority of hotels have stairwells, elevators, or escalators, there are also some that have luxuries such as a pool, restaurant, gym, and spa. If these parts of the property are not taken care of, they can become hazardous. Some causes of hotel accidents can include:
- Defective furniture
- Food poisoning
- Hot tub accidents
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Parking lot/garage accidents
How Can I Recover Compensation?
The law requires property owners in Connecticut to take care of their grounds so they do not have the potential to cause harm to others. This can be done at a hotel by management and staff conducting routine inspections of the entire grounds. This ensures any hazards that do arise can be addressed and fixed right away. Failing to do so is negligence and can result in physical, emotional, and financial damages to guests. That is why injured parties can pursue legal action through a personal injury claim. In order to have a successful case, they are required to prove negligence directly caused their injuries. This can be done with evidence that demonstrates the property owner knew about the hazard and did not fix it. Evidence for a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, and more.
Contact our Firm
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.