While hotels are meant to be relaxing, they can become dangerous if they are not properly maintained at all times. As a result, it is important to know what to do in the event that an accident occurs. Read on. to learn more about hotel accidents in New Jersey.
How Do Hotel Accidents Occur?
Hotels generally offer a variety of amenities and services for guests to stay 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.
What Do I Do if I am Injured in a Hotel Accident?
If you are hurt in a hotel accident you should take the following steps in order to prove that you were injured as a result of negligence:
- Call the police. They will send an ambulance and file an accident report.
- Notify the hotel management of your accident.
- Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
- Ask any witnesses of your accident for their name, email, and phone number.
- Seek immediate medical treatment and ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
- Retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
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