The Maryland summer weather begs for pool parties, cookouts, and vacations. If you are traveling on vacation this summer, there is a good chance you will be staying in a hotel. Hotel employers and staff are responsible for protecting the safety of their patrons and taking the necessary safety precautions to avoid potential accidents. Hotel swimming pools are one of the most frequent sites of hotel accidents, and if you were injured due to another party’s negligence, the result may be severe. Here are some questions you may have regarding hotel accidents: 

What are the most common types of hotel accidents?

Hotel accidents can stem from any number of factors or causes. Here are some of the most prevalent types of hotel accidents:

  • Defective furniture accidents
  • Hot tub accidents
  • Parking garage accidents
  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Gym equipment accidents
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Food poisoning 
  • Stairway accidents
  • Inadequate lighting or security
  • Swimming pool accidents

If you were injured in a hotel swimming pool accident, you will most likely be able to recover compensation if you can prove the injuries you’ve sustained are due to another party’s negligence. Here are some of the precautions a hotel must take to ensure their swimming pool is safe:

  • Hotels must install all proper alarms, barriers, and covers in and around the pool area.
  • Have “wet floor” signs ready to go. While a wet floor near a pool may seem obvious to the hotel owner, it may not be so obvious to others.
  • Hotel swimming pools must have a lifeguard who is capable of CPR on duty at all times. Nobody should ever be left unattended.
  • Hotels must ensure that all the necessary drain covers are installed.

How can I prove that I was injured due to another party’s negligence?

If you or someone you know was injured due to another party’s negligence and are seeking compensation, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. This is why obtaining security camera footage of the incident is so important. On top of obtaining video evidence, you should see a medical professional immediately. A medical professional will tend to your injuries and provide you with medical documentation that you may use to support your case if necessary. It is also in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney who will fight to win your personal injury claim.

Contact our Maryland firm

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.