Injuries at resorts and hotels are more commonplace than you may expect. Resort and hotel operators are responsible for maintaining the building and the grounds of the property to ensure that guests enjoy a safe, comfortable stay. Anything less than full compliance is unacceptable.
When operators fail to keep parking lots, lobbies, guest rooms, bathrooms and parking lots maintained, injuries can and do occur.
When negligence is involved, the injured victim has a right to recover damages for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you’ve been hurt at a hotel or resort facility you will need experienced legal counsel familiar with personal injury claims of this nature to help establish your best defense and to combat the attorneys and insurance companies attempting to dismiss your claim.
Common Causes of Injuries at Resorts or Hotels
At Barna, Guzy & Steffen we know, from our experience with injuries of this nature, just how devastating the consequences can be when a hotel or resort operator fails to maintain their property. While slip and fall accidents are the most common, many other types of accidents can occur due to:
- Toxic mold hidden in the ceiling or walls
- Slippery floors
- Poorly lit areas
- Improper security that leads to an injury or an assault
- Defective products
- Swimming or diving accidents
- Elevator malfunction
- Leaking sprinkler systems
- Broken drip systems
- Cracks in the pavement
- Absence of hand railings
- Bed Bugs
When it comes to premises liability, proving negligence can be a challenge. Although the hotel or resort operators have a responsibility to reasonably maintain their property, there are some circumstances that are beyond their control. Guests are also expected to “watch where they are going.”
Do I Have a Claim?
In order for your claim to be valid, you must be able to prove that the owner or operator of the property:
- Was either aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition
- Neglected to address the issue
Of course, the dangerous condition must have directly contributed to your injury as well.
Hotel Injury Legal Defense
Due to the complexity of resort or hotel injury cases, it’s in your best interest to seek out the help of an experienced lawyer who has dealt with similar cases. A lawyer will advise you of your rights and also help you determine whether or not you have a valid claim.
The attorneys at BGS have handled numerous resort and hotel injury cases. We can discuss the facts of your case to help you determine the best course of action to take. Our past experience with these types of injury claims and defense strategies can help you recover the damages you have lost. Best of all, initial consultations for injured parties are always free so there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain by calling us today.