In Prince George’s County, and especially within Washington D.C., hotels are plentiful and those who choose to stay the night deserve to stay in a safe environment. Hotel owners and staff have an obligation to regularly monitor the premises for hazards and take the necessary action to fix or mend the issue before anyone gets hurt. When hotels do not meet the necessary standard of care, those actors may be liable for serious injury, if it can be proven that they acted negligently. Timian & Fawcett, LLC provides effective and experienced legal support to victims of hotel accidents. We are ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and zealously represent your needs. If you have been injured by unsafe conditions in a hotel, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.
Common hotel accidents
There are numerous ways for a person to be hurt in a hotel. Most hotel accidents could have been avoided with the proper care by the staff. Some of these incidents involve:
- Gym equipment
- Parking facilities
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
Hotels have to meet a certain standard of care to ensure the safety of its patrons and visitors. Hotel staff must regularly monitor the premises and take action when something is wrong that could hurt those who are there. This action can include fixing the issue or notifying guests of an issue with proper signage. Whether it is a physical hazard, inadequate lighting, or a lack of security, when people are hurt because of a lack of action, the hotel should be held accountable. To be successful in a lawsuit, the plaintiff will have to prove negligence, satisfying the burden of proof. The plaintiff will have to prove that the hotel staff knew or should have reasonably known about the issue and that he or she was seriously injured because nothing was done to address the problem. This involves conducting a comprehensive investigation into the matter, finding all liable parties, and preserving evidence to back up all claims.
Contact an experienced personal injury law firm
No one deserves to be injured in a hotel. These accidents can lead to serious burdens on one’s future. If you have been seriously injured in a hotel and believe it was caused by the negligence of the staff, it is important to discuss your claim with an attorney. For decades, Timian & Fawcett, LLC has provided quality legal support to clients across Maryland and Washington D.C. We are dedicated legal professionals ready to passionately represent your needs in and out of court. We will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC for a free consultation to discuss your legal matter.