Accidents can happen anywhere, and in some cases, they are a result of another’s negligence. If you were injured in a hotel, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your legal options with a skilled Prince George’s County personal injury attorney. We are committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.
What are the common types of hotel accidents in Maryland?
Most hotels offer several different types of services in addition to a room to sleep in. For instance, some hotels have specific amenities such as a pool, restaurant, gym, and spa as well as basic services including stairs, elevators, escalators, and more. If these services and amenities are not properly sustained, guests can be injured as a result. Some reasons for hotel accidents can include the following:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Defective furniture
- Food poisoning
- Hot tub accidents
- Inadequate security
- Gym equipment accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Parking lot/garage accidents
If you were injured in a hotel accident as a result of any of the above, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We are on your side.
Can I pursue legal action after a hotel accident in Maryland?
In the state of Maryland, property owners are accountable for ensuring that their grounds are sufficiently maintained and made safe for those who enter them. This can be accomplished by hotel management and staff conducting routine checks of the premises. By doing this, all hazards and dangerous conditions will be handled to provide that no guests are placed in danger. If these checks are not performed, staff and property owners may be held liable for negligence in the event that a guest is injured. This suggests that injured guests can seek legal action by filing a personal injury claim.
If you were harmed in a hotel accident because of the negligence of another, you will have to demonstrate proof indicating that this negligence really happened. To accomplish this, you should take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. You will also need to be sure to document the dangerous events that caused your accident to occur. Furthermore, you should ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information. You should go to the hospital right after the accident, even if you do not feel you have been seriously injured. At the hospital, you will be able to receive documentary proof of your injuries that can be key proof in your personal injury claim. Most importantly, you will want to hire the services of a skilled Prince George’s County slip and fall lawyer.
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If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. today.