Hotels are just like any other business. The law requires them to provide a safe premise for those visiting their facilities.
When you visit a hotel, you are there to relax, visit with family and friends, do business, or just escape regular life. However, not all trips and visits to these oasis-like resorts end in a great way. Even though hotels go through numerous inspections and have protocols that are regulated by multiple government agencies, injuries can occur.
Hotels owe a higher duty of care to their guests; they must do everything possible to ensure their premises are safe for all visitors. They must also take quick action to correct any hazards to their guests – especially since guests individually pay them to offer a safe place to stay overnight.
When it comes to hotel liability, the issues of foreseeable and reasonable action come into play. These are two terms that apply to premises liability cases, especially those involving the hospitality industry. While a hotel is required to protect you, it does not extend to protection from all types of harm. Instead, the reasonable and foreseeable theories must apply to your injury.
Proving that a hotel knew about a hazard and failed to correct it before your injury is very complex. Also, most hotels will have a full legal firm at their disposal to help reduce the success of your personal injury claim. Luckily, with a personal injury advocate by your side, you can fight back against insurance companies and big law firms.
After your injury at a hotel, contact an attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP. We were named one of the Best Law Firms by US News, and we are here to serve as your injury advocates. Contact us at one of our three office locations or request a free case evaluation online.