As the weather gets warmer, people get more and more excited to get out of the house. This may result in road trips and vacations. It is likely that you might find yourself staying in a hotel in the coming months. While hotel stays are often fun and relaxing, they can also be dangerous. Read on to learn more about hotel accidents in Connecticut.
Common 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
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.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to do so, you will have to provide proof of this negligence. You can do this by taking photos and videos at the scene of the accident. You should also ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information. It is especially important to seek medical attention. Going to the hospital will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
If you have been injured in a hotel accident, contact our firm today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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