hotel slip and fall

A hotel is supposed to be a great place to get away from stress and the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, but unfortunately people can still get hurt while renting out a room in even the nicest establishments. Slip and fall accidents happen in hotels all the time, and sometimes it’s because the people in charge of keeping the premises safe have not done their jobs. If you got hurt in a hotel and you believe that the negligence of others is to blame, then you may want to talk to a Monmouth County slip and fall lawyer from our firm.

What Hazards Can Cause an Injury in a Hotel?

There are plenty of hazards that can cause a slip and fall in a hotel. Staff should be on the lookout for things like:

  • Wet floors
  • Damaged or uneven walkways
  • Stairways or hallways with poor lighting
  • Icy and wet entryways
  • Damaged carpeting or tile
  • Cords and wires

Should I Sue for Damages After Falling in a Hotel?

Yes, you can sue for damages after falling in a hotel. However, you need to make sure that you can prove that the staff and property manager were negligent. The hazard that caused your slip and fall should have been addressed by them before it had the chance to hurt a guest. If you can show that, you can sue for compensation that can help you cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses relating to your slip and fall accident.

Will the Hotel Try to Blame Me For My Own Injuries?

They might. When a victim is partly to blame for their own accident, they can still sue as long as more of the blame can be attributed to the other party. However, being found even partly at fault for your own slip and fall can greatly reduce your settlement.

Here’s what we mean. You win in court and get awarded $20,000 in damages. However, the jury also determined that you were 30% at fault for your fall and your injuries. This reduces your settlement by 30%, leaving you with $14,000.

How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer Help Me?

You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer when pursuing damages, but one can do a lot to help you with your case. An attorney from our firm can:

  • Negotiate with insurers
  • Gather evidence needed to make your case
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
  • Look into the safety history of a hotel
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • File your case before the statute of limitations expires

Talk to an Attorney Today

If you are ready to learn more about your legal options, contact Falcon Law Firm, LLC. We can schedule a consultation and learn more about your slip and fall accident. If we think that the hotel could be held liable, we’ll help you take the next steps.