There are many different hotels in New Jersey. When guests come to these locations to stay, they expect to be treated with care. Part of this includes a safe and well-maintained establishment that is not dangerous or puts them in harm’s way. This may happen if the hotel management and staff does not take care of their grounds. This can cause accidents to happen, leading to serious injuries in guests. When this happens, legal action can be sought. Continue reading to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for help with your case.
What are Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Typically, hotels offer their guests different services and amenities. Most hotels have basics such as stairwells, elevators, or escalators. Some also have certain luxuries such as a pool, restaurant, gym, and spa. If these are not properly taken care of, they can become dangerous to guests and cause accidents. Common causes of hotel accidents 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
How Can I Recover Compensation?
The law requires property owners in New Jersey to maintain their grounds so they cannot cause harm to others. At a hotel, this can be done with routine inspections conducted on the grounds by management and staff. This can ensure any hazardous situations are fixed as they arise. The failure to do so is negligence and can cause guests to be involved in serious accidents, leading to physical, emotional, and financial damages. It is because of this that injured parties can pursue legal action through a personal injury claim. This requires them to prove negligence directly caused their injuries with evidence that demonstrates the property owner knew about the hazard and did not fix it. Evidence that can be beneficial for a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, 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.