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Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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I was hurt in a hotel. Who is responsible for my accident?

When you check into a Florida hotel, you likely expect safety, security and a good night's sleep. However, some hotel guests find that they do not enjoy their stay, but rather, experience the negative consequences of negligent security or dangerous property conditions. If you were hurt while staying at a hotel, your accident may not be your fault.

Hotel owners or managers are responsible for ensuring that there are no unnecessary hazards that could compromise the health, safety and well-being of hotel guests. Whether you slipped on an unmarked wet floor or suffered a personal attack in a poorly hit parking lot, it is possible that the property owner is liable for your physical and financial pain and suffering.

How do I know if I have a premises liability claim?

It can be difficult to know if you have a case against a hotel, and it can be complex to prove that you are not to blame for what happened. When considering your legal options after an accident at a hotel, it can be useful to consider the following facts:

  • If the hotel staff or owner knew of a potential hazard and failed to remove it, ultimately resulting in your injury, you could have a valid claim.
  • If your injury is the result of some type of criminal activity of which the hotel should have been aware or could have prevented in some way, you may have a case.
  • Hotels have a certain responsibility to have security measures in place and have appropriate alternatives when there are hazards that could harm guests.

If you are able to clearly prove that the hotel is liable for your injuries, you may be able to claim compensation not only for your physical injuries, but also for any financial losses you experienced and emotional trauma you endured.

You have rights as a victim

Regardless of the nature of your accident at a hotel, you have the right to know your options. Sadly, many victims do not ever know that they have a valid claim. Instead of making assumptions about the possibilities available to you, you would be wise to take quick action to find out what you should do next.

Whether you experienced an attack, slip-and-fall accident or other consequences as the result of negligent maintenance or security, you do not have to deal with the aftermath alone. If you think you might have a case, you have no time to lose.

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