When you are hurt on a hotel property, you have lots of questions on your mind. Namely:
- “Can I sue the hotel for my injuries?” and
- “Will I receive compensation for my injuries?”
The period after you have been hurt on a hotel property can be confusing to sort through. The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC has answers to your questions about whether the hotel management will be responsible for your injuries and lost items. We proudly serve clients throughout Dayton, Springfield, and Troy, Ohio.
Can I Sue a Hotel for an Injury That Occurred on Hotel Property?
Hotels can be held accountable when guests get hurt on their property. In Ohio, there is a common law known as “innkeeper’s duty” or “premises liability.” This law states that innkeepers and hotel owners are responsible for accidents and injuries to their guests. This means that you can sue the hotel for an injury if it was caused by their negligence.
It’s important to understand that you will only be able to successfully sue the hotel if you (or rather, your attorney) can prove that:
- The hotel management was aware of the unsafe conditions that caused your injury, and
- They failed to adequately address those conditions and/or warn their guests about them
Well-known hotel chains like SpringHill Suites, Drury Inn, Best Western, Holiday Inn, and others are aware of their responsibility and can be held accountable for a failure to protect their guests.
Common Types of Premises Liability Claims
The negligence or unsafe condition of a property can cause a guest, tenant, or visitor harm in the form of an injury or illness. Some common types of premises liability include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
- Unsafe swimming pools or swimming pool accidents
- Elevator and escalator defects or accidents
- Porch collapses
- Stair collapses or defective staircases
- Inadequate maintenance of the hotel premises
- Defective conditions on the premises
- Bedbugs and other harmful infestations
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
- Dog bites
- Water leaks or flooding
Premises-related injuries generally occur because of an unfortunate combination of factors. As far as Ohio law is concerned, though, what matters is whether the victim can prove they were exposed to a dangerous or hazardous condition on the property without adequate prior warning.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Victims of accidents on hotel premises may be eligible for financial compensation for their injuries,, lost wages, pain, and suffering if the accident was caused by the negligence of the hotel management. However, proving negligence can be tricky. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can work to protect your rights and attempt to prove that:
- The hotel management or property owner was responsible for their guest’s safety and owed a duty of care to the injured guest on the hotel premises.
- There was an unsafe, dangerous, hazardous, or defective condition on the property.
- The property owner had knowledge of the dangerous condition on their property that led to the accident but failed to fix it.
- The injury or accident occurred due to the hotel management’s failure or negligence to prevent the accident and resulting injury.
Our experienced attorneys at the Attkisson Law Firm, LLC will protect your rights, handle negotiations with the insurance company, and help you pursue your rightful compensation. We promise to represent you vigorously in your premises liability lawsuit.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Dayton, Ohio
If you were hurt during your stay at a hotel in the Dayton, Ohio area, you may have a claim against the hotel. Contact the Attkisson Law Firm, LLC today for help with your premises liability lawsuit. We will represent you aggressively and pursue fair financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages connected to your hotel accident. Call now to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We proudly represent victims in Dayton, Springfield, Troy, and the surrounding areas of Ohio.