Due to its proximity to major beaches and cities in the state of New Jersey, there are many people who come to stay in Middlesex County. It is because of this that there are various hotels throughout the county to accommodate guests. During a person’s stay at a hotel, they rarely ever consider that they could be involved in an accident. However, hotel accidents are more common than most people realize. In addition to this, they often cause severe injuries or even death to individuals. When facing these situations, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Middlesex County personal injury attorney for assistance.
What are Common Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels usually offer different amenities for their guests in order to provide entertainment. This can include high-end luxuries such as pools, gyms, spas, bars, and restaurants. It also includes more basic amenities such as elevators, escalators, and stairwells. If these are not properly maintained by those who are obligated to do so, certain hazards can arise and become dangerous to guests who utilize them. Common examples of hotel accidents seen can include:
- Defective furniture
- Food poisoning
- Hot tub accidents
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Parking lot/garage accidents
Proving Negligence and Recovering Compensation
It is the job of a hotel owner and the staff they hire to ensure that their guests are safe during their stay. This is done by maintaining the premises. If they fail to do so and an accident occurs as a result, they can be held legally responsible for negligence. This is because those who suffer from physical, emotional, and financial damages due to these accidents often wish to pursue legal action in order to recover compensation as coverage. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim.
When filing a personal injury claim, it is important to know that the injured party must prove negligence. This can be done by satisfying the burden of proof with evidence that shows the negligent party knew about the hazard that caused the injuries and failed to fix it. Evidence that can be useful in court can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, any video that may exist of the accident, witness testimonies, and more. In the event that the injured party is successful, compensation may be awarded to cover the cost of medical bills, in-home care, and more.
Contact our Firm
Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.