Hotel Accident Attorneys in New York City
Every year, millions of people travel to New York City to sightsee, for work, and to take in all that the Big Apple has to offer. Travelers typically stay in hotels when they visit New York City and assume that they will be safe in their chosen accommodation. Most of the time, hotels are a very safe place to stay, but unfortunately, hotel accidents happen. Hotel accidents are most often the result of the management failing to ensure that there are no safety hazards present. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a New York City hotel, you should consider your legal options. Katter Law can effectively represent your interests and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact Katter Law today to discuss your case.
What Causes Hotel Accidents?
Even at the most luxurious hotels that New York City has to offer, there is still a chance of getting hurt. Hotels are enormous properties that have a wide range of amenities for guests to use, including pools, fitness centers, spas, casinos, bars, and more. With so many features of a hotel that must be maintained daily, it is important to have enough dedicated staff to ensure all areas are safe. Katter Law has over 30 years of experience representing clients in hotel accident cases. Some of the many types of hotel accidents that our firm has experience handling include the following:
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Faulty stairways
- Defective gym equipment
- Uneven or poorly lit sidewalks
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Unsafe parking lots or parking garages
- Unsanitary conditions
Proving Negligence in a Hotel Accident Case
If you were seriously injured in a hotel accident and wish to take legal action, you must fulfill the burden of proof. This requires you to provide evidence that supports the claim that the hotel knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions that caused you to become injured. After your accident, it is important to notify the hotel management of the incident immediately. You should also ensure you file an accident report with the hotel. If you can take pictures and videos of the conditions that caused you to become injured, do so. You may also want to see if you can obtain surveillance footage of the accident taking place. Be sure to get the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the accident. Once leaving the scene, you must receive immediate medical attention so your injuries can be properly treated and documented.
Contact a NYC Hotel Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a New York City hotel, you may wish to pursue compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that were caused by the accident. In a successful case, you may recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, cost of in-home care, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. If you need an experienced New York City personal injury attorney you can trust, contact Katter Law today to schedule a consultation.