You may view the hotel you are vacationing at as more luxurious than your house, or quite frankly more elegant than any premises you have ever frequented. However, this may just be a facade, and there may just be dangers lingering on every corner of the property. You should not consider your slip and fall from such a danger to be any fault of your own. Continue reading to learn who is potentially liable and how an experienced Panama City hotel accident attorney at Manuel & Thompson, PA can help you hold them accountable.

Who is potentially liable for my slip and fall accident at a hotel?

As a welcomed guest of a hotel, the management and staff owe you a duty of care. This duty of care involves frequently inspecting the property for potential dangers and promptly clearing them. So when they breach this duty of care, and you enter a slip and fall accident as a result, they may be held liable. Without further ado, you may assign blame to the hotel management and staff if your slip and fall accident occurred in any of the following ways:

  • You slipped and fell from using a faulty revolving door at the hotel’s entranceway.
  • You slipped and fell from using faulty gym machinery or equipment in the hotel’s fitness center.
  • You slipped and fell from raised or torn carpeting in the hotel’s conference center.
  • You slipped and fell from uncleared weather-related debris in the hotel’s parking lot, parking garage, sidewalk, or stairway.
  • You slipped and fell from inadequate lighting in the hotel’s lobby, hallways, or rooms.
  • You slipped and fell from non-slip-resistant, wet tiles in your hotel room or the hotel’s swimming pool.

How do I hold the at-fault party liable for my accident?

Put simply, you must back up your accusations against the hotel management and staff with facts. With this, you may want to first take photos of the dangerous condition in question. This is to prove its existence and your inability to reasonably avoid it.

Then, you may want to collect testimonies from witnesses and other hotel staff. This is to prove that the dangerous condition existed for hours or even days before your slip and fall occurred; but that the at-fault party still failed to address it within a reasonable amount of time.

Lastly, it is in your best interest to not accept any bribes from the negligent hotel management or staff, let alone sign any waivers. This is to avoid jeopardizing your opportunity to sue them.

When filing your personal injury claim, there is no other than one of the skilled Panama City slip and fall accident attorneys to have in your corner. So, please get in touch with us at Manuel & Thompson, PA today.