Hotel Accident Attorney in Woodbridge NJ
Every year, millions of people travel to New Jersey and find themselves staying in the various hotels our state has to offer. Whether traveling for business or for fun, hotels are a convenient and often relaxing way to spend a trip. Hotel management is responsible for ensuring that there are no hazards present on the property. The majority of the time, hotels are safe and there is no reason for concern. Unfortunately, every so often, hotel staff fails to respond to a hazard in time and a guest can become seriously injured. If you have been seriously injured in a hotel accident, it is important to consider your legal options because you may be eligible for compensation. For strong legal representation after a New Jersey hotel accident, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze.
Hotel Accidents in New Jersey
Even though a hotel may seem very safe, and most of the time they are, there is still a chance of getting hurt. Hotels are vast properties that have a wide range of facilities for guests to use, including pools, fitness centers, spas, casinos, bars, and more. With so many parts of a hotel that need to be regularly maintained, it is important to have enough dedicated staff to ensure all areas are safe. Some of the many types of hotel accidents that our firm has experience handling include the following:
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Faulty stairways
- Defective gym equipment
- Uneven or poorly lit sidewalks
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Unsafe parking lots or parking garages
- Unsanitary conditions
Proving Negligence in a Hotel Accident Case
If you have been seriously injured in a hotel accident and wish to bring a lawsuit, you will be subject to fulfilling the burden of proof. This simply means that you must have evidence that supports the claim that the hotel knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions that caused you to become injured. This is easier to do in some situations than it is in others. There are a number of different ways that you can fulfill the burden of proof. After your accident, it is important that you notify the hotel management as soon as possible. You should file an accident report with the hotel. If you are able to take pictures and videos of the conditions that caused you to become injured, do so. You may also want to see if you can obtain surveillance footage of the accident taking place. Be sure to get the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the accident. Once leaving the scene, be sure to get immediate medical attention so your injuries can be documented properly.
Recovering Damages After an Accident
A successful personal injury lawsuit can allow you to recover compensation, known as damages, for the burdens that you have faced as a result of the accident. This can include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of independence, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Contact a Middlesex County Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a New Jersey hotel accident, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze has years of experience guiding clients through the personal injury claims process. Contact our firm today.