Matters of safety when staying at a hotel are rarely cause for concern here in the Washington D.C. area. Though it is generally taken for granted that hotels are a safe place to stay when traveling, hotel guests are often the victims of injury due to the negligence of hotel staff. Hotel owners and management are obligated to ensure that the hotel and its grounds are safe for all guests. When management and staff are negligent, guests can become seriously injured.
Some of the most common ways that hotel guests can be injured if hotel staff is negligent include:
- Faulty or defective gym equipment
- Defective escalators and escalators
- Poorly lit hallways and stairways
- Unsafe sidewalks and parking lots
- Unsanitary kitchen conditions
- Lack of adequate security
- Dangerous pool or spa conditions
- Failure to remedy other dangerous conditions
When a hotel guest does become injured, it is essential that they notify hotel management as soon as possible. The injured party, if they choose to bring legal action, will be subject to the burden of proving that the hotel was negligent in maintaining a safe property. In order to do this, the injured party may want to take pictures of the dangerous conditions before leaving the scene of the accident and try to obtain hotel surveillance footage, if possible.
If you have been injured in a hotel accident, it is important to retain the services of an effective attorney that can represent your interests. Contact our experienced attorneys today to schedule a consultation.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.