Recovering Compensation After a Hotel Accident in New Jersey

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Guests at a hotel expect the property to be well maintained. While this is usually the case, there are situations in which the management and staff of the hotel are negligent and do not take care of the grounds. When this happens, it can become dangerous and threaten the safety of guests. If a hotel guest becomes injured due to the negligence of the establishment, they can pursue legal action to recover compensation for the damages stemming from the incident. 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?

Hotels tend to offer a variety of amenities and services for guests to stay happy during their stay. This can include luxuries such as a pool, restaurant, gym, spa, etc. It can also include basic services such as stairs, elevators, escalators, etc. If these amenities are not taken care of, they can become hazardous. Some 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?

Property owners are required by law to take care of their grounds. This is so they do not become dangerous to others. A property can be maintained by hotel management and the staff they employ by conducting routine inspections. This allows them to become aware of any potential threats so they can be rectified right away and not harm guests. The failure to do so is considered negligence and can cause severe physical, emotional, and financial damages. It is because of this that injured parties can pursue legal action by filing a personal injury claim.

To have a successful personal injury case, the injured party must prove negligence occurred and was the direct cause of the injuries sustained. This can be done with evidence that shows the property owner knew about the hazard and did not fix it. Beneficial evidence can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, video of the accident, witnesses, and more. 

Contact our Firm

Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or send us an email through our online contact form.