Maryland is a beautiful state with several charming features to offer. In the summer months, many people will travel here from all over, and will usually stay in a hotel. While most people count on hotels to provide them with safe, enjoyable services, this is not always the case. Sometimes, hotel employers or staff are negligent, and this very often leads to serious accidents. If you have been injured in a hotel accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common types and factors of hotel accidents?
Oftentimes, hotels come with swimming pools, gyms, buffets, or other perks. These are all great features that hotels provide purely for your entertainment and enjoyment. Unfortunately, if these features are not properly maintained or tended to, the chance of an accident occurring skyrockets. Here are some of the most common types and factors of hotel accidents:
- 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
Do I qualify for compensation following a hotel accident?
The primary deciding factor in a personal injury claim is whether another party is responsible for the injuries you have sustained. For example, if you slipped down a wet stairway without proper hazardous condition warning signs and were injured, there is a good chance you are entitled to financial compensation. However, if you wish to recover compensation, you must first satisfy the burden of proof, which is not always easy.
How do I satisfy the burden of proof?
To prove another party’s negligence, there are several things you can do. First, you must try and recover any security camera footage that may have recorded the accident as it happened. If a security camera did not capture your incident, you may take pictures of the hazardous conditions and use them as evidence. Additionally, you should not hesitate to speak with anyone who witnessed your accident. They may be willing to verify your claim if need be. Lastly, you should always seek medical attention immediately after your accident, as a medical professional will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation regarding the extent of your injuries. Insurance companies will not simply take your word for it, so you need to ensure you hire an experienced attorney who will assemble the necessary information and fight tooth and nail to win you the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact our Maryland firm
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented clients who have been injured throughout the state of Maryland due to the negligence of another party for nearly 30 years. If you require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.