When Can You Sue A Hotel For Negligence?
Hotels can be sued for negligence when a guest is injured in Florida. There are numerous scenarios in which a hotel can be sued. Hotels incur liability when they fail to keep their premises safe for guests. Scenarios in which hotels can be sued include the following:
- Slip and fall accidents – Hotels can be sued when someone slips and falls on their property. The guest must be able to establish that the hotel knew about the dangerous condition and failed to remedy it before someone was injured. Lawsuits are often filed regarding swimming pool areas that are slippery and dangerous. Hotels can also be sued when a guest trips on a frayed carpet, cracked sidewalks, or improperly kept flooring. Unsafe showers and bathtubs also constitute a hotel’s premises.
- Negligent security – In some cases, you can sue a hotel if you are assaulted by a guest on their premises. Hotels can be held liable for human trafficking as well. Hotels have a duty of care to ensure there is adequate security on their premises. When they don’t, they can be sued by an injured guest.
The majority of lawsuits filed against hotels are filed under a theory of premises liability. To prove premises liability, you must be able to establish negligence. This means that you must prove that the hotel owed the patron a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and injuries resulted from the breach. In most cases, this comes down to a question of foreseeability. Was the dangerous condition known by hotel staff at the time of the accident? If so, then you can file a premises liability lawsuit against the hotel. A Florida premises liability lawyer can help you file a claim against the hotel and recover damages related to your injuries.
What damages can I recover in a hotel injury lawsuit?
In a hotel injury lawsuit, you are entitled to recover damages related to your injuries. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages including reduced quality of life from any permanent injuries you suffer.
To recover these damages you will need the assistance of a Florida premises liability attorney skilled in filing claims against hotels. We can help you recover damages related to any injury suffered in the setting of a hotel. If you have been seriously injured in a hotel premises liability incident, the attorneys at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert can help you recover damages related to your injuries.
Talk to a Florida Hotel Injury Attorney Today
Hotel injuries occur due to dangerous conditions present on the premises of the hotel. When you are injured due to a slip and fall accident, negligent security, sexual assault, or other scenarios, the Florida personal injury attorneys at Halpern, Santos & Pinkert can help you recover damages related to your injuries. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. Call our office today for a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.