Going on vacation is a one-of-a-kind feeling. Anyone who has ever traveled abroad or out-of-state knows that the choice of the hotel where you decide to spend your long-awaited and hard-earned vacation is going to have a tremendous effect on the quality of your vacation.
When we book a hotel room for your vacation, the quality of food and services provided and the cleanliness of the rooms are the top factors that help us choose the right hotel. But being served tasteless croissants and awful coffee for breakfast is not the worst thing that can happen to you during that vacation.
Do you want to know what’s much worse than that? Getting injured at the hotel.
Yes, injuries at hotels are becoming an increasingly common problem. Statistically speaking, the vast majority of these injuries are caused by negligent acts or omission to act on the part of the hotel and/or its employees.
We invited our Kansas City hotel accident attorney from Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., to answer your questions and spell out the legal options that might be available to you to obtain compensation for your damages and losses caused by the hotel’s negligence or carelessness.
When we pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to book a hotel room, it seems surreal that the hotel might fail to take all reasonable steps and precautions to ensure your safety during your stay. In recent years, there has been an uptick in premises liability lawsuits filed against hotels in Missouri and across the U.S. for the hotel’s failure to provide a safe and sanitary environment to its guests.
There are many areas in a hotel where you might get injured. Contrary to the popular belief, you may be entitled to compensation even if your injury occurs outside your hotel room or bathroom. In fact, many hotel accidents occur in a common area, including the lobby, parking lot, swimming pool, hall, main restaurant, elevator, escalator, and other areas.
A hotel has a legal duty to maintain its premises in a safe and sanitary condition both in and outside your hotel room. If you can prove that your hotel injury was caused by the hotel’s breach of duty (negligence, recklessness, carelessness), you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Here at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., our best premises liability lawyers in Missouri have handled hundreds of lawsuits filed against hotels across the state for many types of injuries caused to hotel guests, including traumatic brain injuries, burns, back and neck injuries, fractured bones, infections, food poisoning, and many more.
The hotel can be held liable for any economic and non-economic damages and losses resulting from your injury caused in any of the following hotel accidents:
Proving the hotel’s liability may not be easy, especially for those who are not represented by an experienced hotel accident attorney in Kansas City or elsewhere in Missouri. For your premises liability claim to succeed, you will have to present compelling evidence proving that (a) the hotel was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused your injury, and (b) the hotel did not remedy or fix the dangerous condition in a timely fashion, which eventually led to your hotel accident.
If you have more questions, do not hesitate to ask our premises liability attorneys at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C.
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