The weather is getting warmer and people are getting more and more comfortable traveling again. As a result, you may find yourself staying in a hotel in the coming months. When staying in a hotel, you are probably thinking about what you’re going to order from room service, or what sights you want to see. While hotels are often fun and relaxing, they can also be dangerous. Because hotels are so multi-faceted, there is a lot that can go wrong if not properly maintained. Read on to learn more about hotel accidents in New Jersey and what to do in the event of an injury.
What are Common Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels tend to offer a variety of amenities and services for guests to stay happy and entertained throughout their stay. This may include 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
Can I Recover Compensation After a Hotel Accident?
Property owners are required by law to keep their grounds safe for guests. 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, before any guests can become injured. Failing to practice these inspections or fix hazardous issues immediately can lead to serious injuries. Often, these injuries lead to severe physical, emotional, and financial damages. It is because of this that injured parties can pursue legal action by filing a personal injury claim.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action for your accident, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to avoid missing any important deadlines.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hotel accident in New Jersey, contact our firm today to speak with a dedicated personal injury attorney.
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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.