Hotels are meant to be fun and relaxing. As a result, they often include a number of amenities. Some of these amenities may include a restaurant, pool, spa, and more. Unfortunately, the multi-faceted nature of hotels means that there are a lot of different ways for an accident to occur. If these amenities are not properly maintained at all times, guests can become seriously injured. Read on to learn more about hotel accidents in New Jersey and what to do in the event of an injury.
How Do Hotel Accidents Occur?
Hotel accidents can occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common hotel accidents are due to:
- Food poisoning
- Hot tub accidents
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Parking lot/garage accidents
Can I Recover Compensation After a Hotel Accident?
Hotels have a legal obligation to ensure that the property is safe for guests at all times. If a hotel owner or staff member fails to maintain the property, they may be considered negligent in the event of an injury. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to receive the compensation you deserve, you will need to provide proof that this negligence occurred.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
In order to provide proof that your accident was caused by another party’s negligence, it is important to:
- Document the scene: Be sure to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Document the hazardous conditions that led to your accident.
- Obtain witness contacts: If someone saw your accident occur, obtain their contact information. They may be able to corroborate your version of events if need be.
- Seek medical attention: You should go to the hospital immediately after your injury occurs. Doing so will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional. Additionally, this will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries.
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney: An attorney may be able to obtain further proof, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hotel accident in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.