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Common questions about accidents on a hotel premises

On Behalf of | Jan 29, 2020 | Premises Liability, Slip-And-Fall Accidents |

If you were hurt while in a hotel, it’s possible that you suffered financial damages because of the medical bills that you needed to pay. You may have also lost wages if you needed to take time off to recover. In addition to financial damages, you may have gone through a significant amount of pain and suffering due to the incident.

In many cases, an accident while in a hotel is just that: an accident. But sometimes, it can be possible to attribute the cause of the accident to negligence on the part of the premises owner or manager. If you can show that a lack of action led to the injuries you suffered, you may be able to claim back damages. If you have suffered injuries after staying in a hotel and you believe that the hotel’s negligence directly led to the injury, you should make sure that you understand the law in Georgia.

What is an example of hotel premises negligence?

Hotels, like all other premises, have the duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. An example of hotel premises negligence could be a situation in which broken glass is left in a hotel room. If broken glass is left on the floor on a surface in the hotel room and a guest injures themselves as a result, the hotel will likely be liable for the damages caused.

Can I make a claim after a slip and fall in a hotel?

If a guest slips and falls in a hotel room or on a hotel premises, they will be able to make a premises liability claim if they can show that the hotel’s negligence directly caused the incident. For example, if the stairwell had poor lighting, the carpet was torn, or if there was a wet floor, you will likely be able to show that the accident was caused by hotel negligence. You should also be able to show that the accident would not have happened if the hotel was not negligent.

If you have suffered injuries after staying in a hotel, it is a good idea to take swift action if you are curious about making a premises liability claim. Doing so will maximize your chance of being successful.


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