When you go and stay in a hotel, you’re probably expecting rest and relaxation. You are not expecting you or a loved one to get hurt due to dangerous property conditions. This happens though, and if you or a loved one were hurt in a hotel you may need to think about pursuing compensation. A Pike County, KY premises liability lawyer from our firm may be able to assist you with that.

What Are Common Slip and Fall Hazards in a Hotel?

A hotel can be home to many potential dangers, but it’s the job of the property manager and employees to keep the premises safe for guests. They should be held accountable if they do not deal with potential causes of falls and accidents like these:

  • Wet floors
  • Uneven walkways or sidewalks
  • Broken banisters
  • Broken or damaged stairs
  • Debris from construction work
  • Damaged tiles or carpeting
  • Cables or wires

Hazards like these need to be addressed. If they cannot be fixed right away, then putting up warning signs shows that an establishment is being responsible. Ignoring the problem completely can cause harm and rightfully opens up a hotel to lawsuits.

How Serious Can Injuries From a Hotel Fall Be?

Sometimes a slip and fall results in minor injuries, but such accidents can also cause serious harm and trauma. This is especially true for older accident victims who are more susceptible to breaking bones. A broken hip can be deadly for a senior. In the best-case scenario, the victim still ends up with major mobility problems and a fear of falling that could keep them from living their lives to the fullest.

Slip and fall victims of any age can end up suffering from serious injuries though. Traumatic brain injuries, like concussions, and damage to the spinal cord are not uncommon. Some of these injuries can affect someone for life, and their compensation should be calculated with this in mind.

What Should I Do Immediately After a Hotel Fall?

After a fall at a hotel, you want to document your surroundings and show how the establishment’s negligence caused you to fall. This means:

  • Taking pictures of the hazard and the surrounding area
  • Taking pictures of your injuries
  • Talking to potential witnesses
  • Filling out an incident report and getting a copy of your own
  • Getting medical care as soon as possible

You should also try to avoid talking to the hotel’s insurance company on your own. Lawyers from our firm have plenty of experience dealing with insurance companies, so let us negotiate with them on your behalf. If a settlement cannot be reached, then it may be time to sue for damages.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Legal Team

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury case, you should know that you don’t have to fight for compensation on your own. Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC and schedule a consultation to learn more about what an attorney can do to assist you with your case.