There are many people who come to the state of Maryland every year to discover all that it has to offer. When they do, they typically stay in hotels during their stay. In doing so, the guests expect that the establishments are safe and will not put them in danger. However, it is possible for a hotel accident to occur that causes serious injuries to those involved. This tends to be the case if the property was not maintained correctly. When dealing with these matters, it is crucial to retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for assistance defending your rights.
What are Common Causes of Hotel Accidents?
In order to keep their guests happy, most hotels offer different types of luxuries for them to be entertained. This can include basics such as stairs, elevators, and escalators for proper movement. It can also include higher-end entertainment such as pools, gyms, bars, restaurants, a spa, and more. In the event that these amenities are not serviced properly, they can become dangerous to guests and threaten their safety. Common examples of hotel accidents seen in Maryland 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
Proving Negligence and Recovering Compensation
Part of a hotel owner’s job is to ensure the safety of their guests. In the event that they do not, they can be held legally responsible for negligence. When hotel guests sustain injuries due to negligence, they often wish to seek justice for their suffering. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim in order to pursue legal action. Ultimately, the goal is to recover compensation.
It is important to be aware that, by filing a personal injury claim, the injured party is required to prove the hotel owner or staff member was negligent. In order to do so, they must satisfy the burden of proof by showing with evidence that the party in question knew about the hazard that caused their injuries and failed to fix it. Evidence that can be useful in court can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, any video that may exist of the accident, witness testimonies, and more. If they are successful in proving negligence, compensation may be awarded to cover the cost of medical bills, in-home care, and more.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland who have been charged with a crime or injured by another party’s negligence. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.