Looking to sue a hotel for a slip and fall claim?
Hotels can be held responsible for injuries to guests due to carelessness or neglect of the premises or on the part of employees. Under the premises liability law, a hotel owner(s) has a duty to do a reasonable job of maintaining and repairing the property so the guests or “invitees” are not injured. This is referred to as a “duty of care”.
A duty of reasonable care means that a hotel must take action to quickly repair any dangerous conditions on the premises or take the necessary steps to protect guests from a known hazardous condition. Some examples of common hotel duties of reasonable care include maintaining adequate lighting, keeping floors and steps dry and free of obstructions, and replacing worn or torn carpeting in the rooms and other public areas.
If you have been injured due to a fall while staying at a hotel, you may be able to sue the hotel for a slip and fall personal injury claim. Therefore, it’s important that you enlist the services of a personal injury attorney to handle your case. Greg Yates, personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, California, has successfully recovered over half a billion dollars in settlements, awards, and jury verdicts for his clients.
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Common injuries that occur as result of negligence on the part of the hotel owner(s) or employees include:
- Fractures of the arm, knee, and hip
- Facial injuries including damaged teeth and broken nose
- Head and neck injuries such as concussions, traumatic brain injury, herniated cervical vertebrae
- Shoulder injury including dislocation and nerve impingement
- Back injury including disk herniation, pulled or torn tendons or ligaments
- Hip fracture or dislocation
- Hand and wrist injuries
If you’ve been a victim of a slip and fall accident at a hotel, some of the expenses that you may incur as a result include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of any future medical care that may be required
In order to sue a hotel for a personal injury, you must be able to prove that the hotel disregarded or breached its duty of care, that your injuries wouldn’t have happened otherwise, and that the injuries in question caused your physical harm and/or financial damage.
Do you have a case?
California law requires hotel owners and/or managers to keep their property safe for their guests. If the hotel fails to inspect its premises, keep them reasonably safe, or fails to warn its guests of hazardous conditions, it has breached its duty of care and can be found to be at fault for hotel injuries that occur as a result.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a hotel accident and need to hire a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles, your first choice should be Greg Yates. Consistently ranked as one of the best lawyers in the Los Angeles, Greg Yates in very experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to litigating personal injury cases. Call his Encino office to schedule a consultation.