We expect a comfortable and safe place to stay at hotels during our travels. However, accidents can still happen, and being injured while staying at a hotel can be a frustrating and stressful experience. In some cases, injuries can be severe and impact your health and well-being in the long term. If you have been injured while staying at a hotel, knowing your legal rights and options is essential.
Conley Griggs Partin LLP in Atlanta and Moultrie, GA, handle Premises Liability cases where guests sustain severe injuries while staying at a hotel. Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain their premises in a safe condition.
Hotels have a duty to ensure that guests are protected from any foreseeable harm. Hotel owners and staff are responsible for keeping their premises clean, dry and free from hazards that could cause injuries. Common hotel injuries include slips and falls, burns, electrocution, bedbug bites, swimming pool accidents, deck or balcony collapse and assaults.
What Should I Do If I Sustain an Injury in a Hotel?
If you’ve been injured in a hotel, the first step is to seek medical attention. Even if you feel that your injuries are minor, it’s essential to get checked out by a doctor to ensure no underlying health issues. After receiving medical treatment, you should notify the hotel staff about the incident and document the details of the accident. Take pictures of the scene, gather any witnesses’ contact information and record any expenses related to your injury.
To pursue a premises liability claim against a hotel, you must prove that the hotel was negligent in maintaining its premises. This means the hotel knew or should have known about the hazard that caused your injury and failed to take reasonable steps to fix it. For example, if you slip and fall on a wet floor in the hotel lobby, and there is no warning sign or barrier to indicate the danger, the hotel may be liable for your injuries.
It’s important to note that hotels often have insurance policies that cover accidents and injuries on their premises. If you pursue a claim against a hotel, you will likely be dealing with their insurance company rather than the hotel itself. Insurance companies are experienced in defending against premises liability claims and will often try to settle for less than what your case is worth. To ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, you should partner with an experienced premises liability attorney from Conley Griggs Partin LLP.
Seasoned Georgia Personal Injury Representation
Hotel injuries can be a frustrating and stressful experience, but you have legal options to pursue compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been injured in a hotel, seek medical attention, document the accident details, and call Conley Griggs Partin LLP to consult a seasoned Premises Liability Attorney to help you navigate the legal process. You can hold the hotel accountable for its negligence and receive fair compensation for your injuries with the right representation.
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