Hotels are a major aspect of traveling. A hotel may be your final destination or a stop along the way. Regardless, when we stay in hotels, we expect to be safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, hotel guests can become seriously injured during their stays. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York City hotel, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Read on to learn more about NYC hotel accidents and what to do in the event of an injury.
What are Common Causes of Hotel Accidents?
Hotels have a lot of different amenities and hundreds of guests. As a result, it is not unlikely for an accident to occur. Below are the most common accidents that can occur in a hotel:
- Defective furniture
- Food poisoning
- Hot tub accidents
- Inadequate security
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Unsanitary conditions, such as bed bugs
- Parking lot/garage accidents
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to the negligence of another party, you will need to provide proof. It is important to document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. This may include taking photos and videos at the scene of the injury. Additionally, you will want to gather the contact information of anyone who witnessed your accident, they may be able to provide details you were not aware of and confirm the events of the accident. A good personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof, such as security camera footage and police reports.
How to Recover Compensation
If you are injured in a hotel accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. An injury can take a major toll, physically, financially, and emotionally and you deserve compensation for these burdens. In order to begin the legal process, you will have to file a personal injury claim. This must be filed within a certain amount of time. In New York, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is generally three years. This means if you do not file within three years of your accident, you will likely lose your chance to receive compensation. When recovering from a serious injury, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind, but it is important not to wait too long. Reach out to a skilled NYC personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
Contact our Firm
A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!