Hotel Accidents in New Jersey | What You Need to Know

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There is nothing worse than being away on vacation or on business, only to sustain a serious injury in the hotel you’re staying in. If this has happened to you, read on and turn to our experienced Monmouth County hotel accident attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do hotel accidents occur?

As you may know, hotels contain a wide range of features and amenities, and though this is great for many guests, they do open up opportunities for things to go wrong. Hotel staff and management must be vigilant to ensure a safe environment for all, and when they fall short of their responsibilities to their guests, serious accidents can occur as a result. Just some of the most common causes of hotel accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Unsafe swimming pool conditions, such as a lack of wet floor signs or defective diving boards
  • Unsafe hotel parking lot or parking garage conditions
  • Unsanitary hotel conditions, such as unclean drinking water or mold
  • Defective gym equipment
  • Defective furniture
  • Serving spoiled food to guests
  • Defective elevators or escalators
  • Insufficient security

What do I need to do to prove a personal injury claim?

If you were injured due to any of the aforementioned conditions, or any other unsafe hotel condition, you’ll have to prove that hotel management or staff either knew or should have known about the hazardous hotel condition, failed to remedy the issue timely, and that you were injured and incurred damages as a result. This isn’t always easy to do, which is why it’s paramount that you proceed with knowledgeable Monmouth County slip and fall attorneys in your corner.

What is the statute of limitations for claims involving hotel accidents in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years. This means that anyone who has been hurt due to the negligence of another will, typically, have two years from the date the accident occurred to file their personal injury claim. Many people decide they’d rather wait to see if their injuries heal on their own before getting involved with the legal process of a personal injury claim, but this is often a mistake. The longer you wait, the more challenging it can become to recover your rightful compensation. The best thing you can do is reach out to a knowledgeable attorney as soon after your accident as you can.


To learn more about how we can help you after sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.