Hotel owners and staff have a legal obligation to keep the property safe for guests. If they fail to do so, and an injury occurs, they may be considered negligent and held responsible. If you have been injured in a hotel accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about hotel accidents in Maryland and what to do in the event that an injury occurs.
What Are the Most Common Types of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels have lots of amenities to keep guests entertained. Some of these amenities may include gyms, pools, spas, bars, restaurants, and more. While these amenities can make a hotel stay especially enjoyable, they can become incredibly dangerous if not properly maintained at all times. Some of the most common types of hotel accidents are a result of:
- Accidents due to inadequate security
- Accidents due to inadequate lighting
- Food poisoning
- Unsanitary conditions, such as poor water quality or bug infestations
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective furniture accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Escalator/elevator accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Stairway accidents
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof that this negligence occurred. In order to do this, it is important that you take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, you should make sure to ask any witnesses for their contact information. Go to the hospital immediately after the accident. This will ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional while simultaneously providing you with the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Lastly, retain the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to obtain additional proof of negligence, including police reports and security camera footage.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action, you will have to do so within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Maryland is generally three years. Failing to file within three years from the date of the accident will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to avoid missing any important deadlines.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED MARYLAND FIRM
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.