Whether visiting Maryland for business, for fun or just passing through, the state welcomes millions of people every year. Travelers often book themselves hotels so they can comfortably stay and enjoy their visit. Rarely, do hotel guests feel unsafe on such premises but there are many instances in which people do become injured because hotel staff or management was negligent. Hotel staff is responsible for ensuring that there are no hazards present on the property and if a dangerous condition does exist, they remedy it as soon as possible. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident at a Maryland hotel, it is important to consider your legal options as you may be entitled to significant compensation. The legal team at Markey & Orsi has nearly 30 years of experience guiding clients through each step of the injury claims process. We are here to fight for you. Contact our hotel accident attorneys today.
Maryland Hotel Accidents | Our Attorneys Are Here to Help
As seemingly safe as hotels are, it is true that any property is subject to a degree of danger. This is especially true with properties as vast as hotels, filled with hundreds of people at any given time, and a wide variety of facilities. Yes, it is a lot to take care of, but it is essential that all parts of all hotels are taken care of. If staff or management is negligent, hotel guests can become very seriously injured. Just a few of the hotel accidents that our firm has experience handling involves the following:
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Gym equipment
- Swimming pools
- Parking lots or garages
- Unsanitary conditions
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When an individual is injured at a hotel, they may want to take legal action against the negligent party. One of the requirements of any personal injury case is that the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant is negligent. There are a number of different ways that an individual can prove that the hotel staff’s negligence caused the accident. One of the most effective ways that this can be done is to take photos of the conditions that caused the accident before leaving the scene. In addition, the injured party should be sure to file a report with the hotel management where the accident occurred. They may also be able to obtain surveillance footage, if available, of the accident taking place. If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is important to obtain their contact information, as it may be very helpful later.
Recovering Damages After an Accident
Being injured in an accident can quickly become very costly for years down the road. From the obvious cost of medical bills to lost wages because of time out of work, you may be entitled to a significant amount of compensation. If you were injured in a hotel accident, an experienced personal injury attorney may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages, as previously mentioned, include medical bills, lost wages, and other financial expenses caused by the accident. Noneconomic damages may include all of the other burdens caused by the accident, including emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our Maryland Hotel Accident Attorneys
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has nearly 30 years of experience assisting clients who have been injured in accidents at hotels in Baltimore County and throughout Maryland. If you or a loved one is the victim of a hotel accident caused by staff or management negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.