Hotel Accident Attorneys in Santa Clara County, CA
Due to the state’s proximity to major cities and beaches, California attracts many visitors from all over the country. To accommodate these tourists, there are numerous hotels throughout the state for people to stay while enjoying their visit. When guests stay at a hotel, they trust that its owners and staff will provide a safe environment for them. Hotel staff is required to regularly monitor the property for potentially dangerous safety hazards. If they fail to do so and someone is injured, accidents can occur that cause serious injuries. If you are injured due to hotel staff negligence, it is important to seek legal representation for your case. The team at the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady has over 40 years of experience fighting for victims of negligence. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.
Types of Hotel Accidents
Hotels are often very busy. To please their guests and keep them entertained, hotels offer different amenities. If the staff does not keep up with the regular maintenance needed to keep these amenities safe, guests can become seriously injured. These injuries have the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. There are several ways an accident can happen in a hotel, including the following:
- Stairwell accidents
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Defective equipment
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unsafe buildings and walkways
- Swimming pool accidents
- Food poisoning
- Inadequate security
As previously stated, hotel staff are obligated to ensure their premises are safe. If there are any issues, they must be addressed in a timely manner. If they are not and a guest is injured as a result, they may be held liable. If an injured party wishes to hold them liable, they can file a personal injury claim. During a personal injury case, the injured party is required to prove the hotel staff or employer’s negligence. The injured party may do so by satisfying the burden of proof through evidence that shows the property owner knew or should have reasonably known, about the conditions that caused the injuries. Evidence that can be used in a case can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the incident.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
In the event of a successful case, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for damages incurred due to the accident. He or she may then use this compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, a decrease in quality of life, and more.
Contact a California Accident Attorney
If you were injured in a hotel accident, you could be entitled to compensation. When facing this situation, it is important to have an experienced legal team that you can trust. Our legal team is ready to assess your case and recover the compensation you deserve. We are prepared to fight for you every step of the way. Contact the Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to discuss your options.