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As the coronavirus pandemic seemingly comes more under control, more and more people are beginning to take vacations. Naturally, hotels are a part of vacationing, and though most hotels are safe, there are times where they can become extremely dangerous, especially when hotel management or staff does not ensure their guests’ safety, serious accidents can occur. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey personal injury attorney to learn more about hotel accidents and how our firm can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most hotel accidents happen?

Hotels are known for a wide range of amenities, such as gyms, swimming pools, buffets, and more. When hotel management or staff do not work to ensure that these amenities are always fully functional and are safe for all guests to use, serious accidents can occur. This is unacceptable, and our firm is here to help if you have been the victim of hotel negligence.

What should I do if I am hurt in a hotel accident?

If you are hurt in a hotel accident you should take the following steps, as long as you are physically capable:

  1. Call the police. They will send an ambulance as well.
  2. Notify the hotel management of your accident.
  3. Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
  4. Ask any witnesses of your accident for their name, email, and phone number.
  5. Seek immediate medical treatment and ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries.
  6. 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.

How long will I have to sue a hotel for an injury in New Jersey?

If you are injured in a hotel accident in New Jersey, you must ensure that you do not file your personal injury claim too late. The statute of limitations regulates the amount of time individuals can wait after sustaining an injury to sue. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible.


Here at McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand how confusing certain legal matters can be, which is why we are here to provide clients from all walks of life with the experienced, compassionate legal guidance they need. If you require the legal assistance of an attorney to help you through a criminal law matter, personal injury matter, family law matter, or otherwise, you can turn to us. Contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to learn more about what we can do for you.

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