When guests stay at a hotel, they expect to be treated with care. Part of this includes a safe establishment that does not put them in harm’s way. This may be the case if hotel management and the staff they employ do not take care of the grounds they own. In the event that this negligence causes injuries to guests, legal action can be sought. Continue reading to learn more and contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney for help with your case.
What are Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels usually offer their guests various services and amenities. While most hotels have basics such as stairwells, elevators, or escalators, some also have luxuries such as a pool, restaurant, gym, and spa. If these are not taken care of, they can become dangerous to guests. Common 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 Florida to maintain their grounds so they cannot cause harm to others who come onto it. At a hotel, this can be done by management and staff conducting routine inspections of the entire grounds to fix any hazardous situations as they arise. The failure to do so is considered negligence and can cause guests to suffer from significant physical, emotional, and financial damages. That is why injured parties can pursue legal action through a personal injury claim. To have a successful case, the individual is 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 that can be beneficial for a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, and more.
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To discuss your case with our experienced Panama City personal injury attorneys, contact Manuel & Thompson, P.A. today for your free consultation.