You Have Rights If You Are Injured In A Hotel Accident
Anyone who has ever traveled abroad or out of state knows that the choice of the hotel where you decide to stay can have a tremendous effect on the quality of your vacation or business trip.
When you book a hotel room, the quality of food and services provided and the cleanliness of the rooms are the top factors in your choice. But being served tasteless croissants and awful coffee for breakfast is not the worst thing that can happen to you during that vacation. Getting injured at the hotel is much worse.
Injuries At A Hotel
Injuries at hotels are becoming an increasingly common problem. Statistically speaking, the vast majority of these injuries are caused by negligent acts or omission to act on the part of the hotel and/or its employees.
We invited our Kansas City hotel accident attorney from Mayer & Associates, P.C., to answer your questions and spell out the legal options that might be available to you to obtain compensation for your damages and losses caused by the hotel’s negligence or carelessness.
Negligent And Careless Hotels Cause Injuries To Guests
When we pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to book a hotel room, it seems surreal that the hotel might fail to take all reasonable steps and precautions to ensure your safety during your stay. In recent years, there has been an uptick in premises liability lawsuits filed against hotels in Missouri and across the U.S. for the hotel’s failure to provide a safe and sanitary environment to its guests.
There are many areas in a hotel where you might get injured. Contrary to the popular belief, you may be entitled to compensation even if your injury occurs outside your hotel room or bathroom. In fact, many hotel accidents occur in a common area, including the lobby, parking lot, swimming pool, hall, main restaurant, elevator, escalator and other areas.
A Hotel’s Liability For Your Injury
A hotel has a legal duty to maintain its premises in a safe and sanitary condition both in and outside your hotel room. If you can prove that your hotel injury was caused by the hotel’s breach of duty (negligence, recklessness, carelessness), you may be entitled to financial compensation.
At Mayer & Associates, P.C., our best premises liability lawyer in Missouri has handled hundreds of lawsuits filed against hotels across the state for many types of injuries caused to hotel guests, including traumatic brain injuries, burns, back and neck injuries, fractured bones, infections, food poisoning and many more.
Who’s Liable For Your Hotel Accident?
The hotel can be held liable for any economic and noneconomic damages and losses resulting from your injury caused in any of the following hotel accidents:
- Slip-and-fall accident
- Trip-and-fall accident
- Accidental drowning
- Poorly maintained and supervised swimming pools
- Electrocution accidents
- Food poisoning
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- Assaults and batteries
- Sexual assaults
- Insect and bed bug infestation
- Faulty, broken and defective products and furniture
- Toxic mold
Proving the hotel’s liability may not be easy, especially for those who are not represented by an experienced hotel accident attorney in Kansas City or elsewhere in Missouri. For your premises liability claim to succeed, you will have to present compelling evidence proving that (a) the hotel was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused your injury and (b) the hotel did not remedy or fix the dangerous condition in a timely fashion, which eventually led to your hotel accident.
Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have questions about a hotel injury accident, do not hesitate to ask our premises liability attorney at Mayer & Associates, P.C.. Get a free consultation by calling 816-692-2877 or completing our online contact form.