Can You Sue a Hotel for Injury
You can sue a hotel for injury by collecting evidence, connecting the hotel’s negligence to your injury, and completing the necessary paperwork. Other steps may include cataloging your losses, negotiating a settlement, and preparing for trial. If the hotel’s carelessness contributed to your accident, they may owe you compensation. Don’t worry our premises liability lawyers can do all the heavy lifting in your case. We can get started on your case when you call us at (954) 633-8270.
Steps in Pursuing an Injury Lawsuit Against a Hotel
The steps you take when suing a hotel for injury can vary from case to case. Many cases settle out of court, and some can be resolved through an insurance claim. In your case, you may decide to sue the hotel to recover the compensation you need.
That said, the process for suing a hotel typically involves the following steps:
- Gathering evidence of the injury, hotel negligence, and your losses
- Completing any paperwork necessary for the lawsuit
- Filing the personal injury lawsuit
- Analyzing settlement offers and negotiating for adequate compensation
- Continuing to gather evidence for trial
- Sharing evidence through the discovery phase
- Working on potentially settling your case before going to trial
- Stating your case to the jury in court
Through all of this, our team can talk to hotel representatives, insurance adjusters, and the hotel’s attorneys to work on a fair case resolution. We can help preserve evidence, make sure you meet deadlines, and avoid common mistakes while pursuing justice.
We Can Determine if You Have Grounds To Sue a Hotel
If the hotel’s negligence contributed to your injury, you likely have grounds to sue them. You will need to prove that the hotel was negligent by showing that:
- The hotel owed you a duty of care. All property owners are required to provide a safe environment for visitors.
- The hotel violated that duty of care. Property owners who don’t take proper precautions to ensure guest safety violate their duty.
- Your injury was caused by the hotel’s negligence.
- You suffered damages as a result of the hotel’s negligence.
For example, if you suffered an illness from the food at a hotel, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys can work to link negligence with your illness. As FoodSafety.gov emphasizes, mold and toxins can cause sickness. We can gather evidence of unsafe practices using security footage, witness testimony, or even an investigation of the kitchen.
Evidence We Can Use To Connect the Hotel’s Actions to Your Injury
Depending on the type of accident, we can link negligence to your injuries through:
- Bystander, employee, or expert testimony
- Security or witness video footage
- Photos from the scene
- Physical evidence like debris or faulty equipment
- Diagnostic testing
- Doctor’s notes and treatment plans
- A timeline of events
- Expert review
- History of complaints or violations
Know What Hotel Accidents Could Warrant an Injury Lawsuit
Running a hotel requires a lot of moving parts. Sometimes, property owners, hotel managers, and employees ignore problems, put them off, or let them slip through the cracks. This can cause:
- Slips or trips and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
These accidents can cause anything from scarring to traumatic brain injuries. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one out of five falls causes serious injury, and falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.
We Can Identify Negligence in Your Hotel Injury Case
To consider a accident as the result of negligence and sue a hotel for injuries, we need to establish the cause of your injury. Examples of negligence that can cause hotel injuries include:
- Issues with flooring, such as puddles, loose carpeting, and cracked or uneven floors
- Pests or hygiene problems like bed bugs or improper sanitation
- Dangerous recreational areas, such as slippery pool decks, lack of lifeguards, or lack of warnings in the pool area
- Faulty equipment like broken furniture, poor maintenance, and unaddressed electrical or plumbing issues
- Security failures such as theft or assault
- Lack of lighting causing insufficient visibility in parking lots, hallways, or stairwells
- Renovation and construction dangers or failure to warn guests of potential hazards
You Can Recover Damages When You Sue a Hotel for Injury
When pursuing a lawsuit, you could recover damages to pay for your out-of-pocket and intangible losses. Possible recoverable damages include:
- Medical bills like hospitalizations, specialist consultations, and diagnostic tests
- Future medical losses like physical and psychological therapy or long-term prescriptions
- Lost income if you needed to spend time away from your job
- Future lost income including compensation for reduced earning ability
- Pain and Suffering, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life
We can negotiate for a settlement that fairly compensates you for these losses.
Consider Getting Help When Suing for a Hotel Injury
With the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, you don’t just get a team of attorneys and support staff. You get a firm that treats you like family. If you were hurt at a hotel, our Fort Lauderdale hotel accident attorney can guide you through the lawsuit process step by step. Call now for a free case evaluation: (954) 633-8270.