Every year, millions of people travel throughout Maryland and stay at the various hotels the state has to offer. We generally trust that these hotels are safe and that nothing will go wrong during the stay. The unfortunate reality is that accidents happen in hotels quite often and sometimes, result in significant and life-altering injuries. When an individual is injured in a hotel accident, they often wonder what their next steps should be. What many people do not realize is that if they wish to pursue a lawsuit against the hotel, they must be able to fulfill the burden of proof. The burden of proof simply means that the injured party, or the plaintiff, has to show that the hotel failed to ensure that the property was free and clear of any hazards that may cause hotel guests to become seriously injured.
How can I fulfill the burden of proof?
When the victim of a hotel accident is trying to prove that a hotel’s negligence caused them to become injured, it is important that they start collecting evidence as soon as possible. Some of the ways this can be done include taking pictures of the scene of the accident, obtaining witness contact information if a statement is needed later, reporting the accident to hotel management, saving information regarding medical treatment, and obtaining surveillance footage of the accident taking place, if possible.
If you have been injured in a hotel accident, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Give Markey & Orsi a call today.
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.