Hotel Injury Lawsuits
When you are staying at a hotel, you are on the hotel owner’s premises and therefore that owner is liable for any preventable injuries that you experience. If you are harmed at a hotel in Manhattan or a surrounding borough of New York, then you may be able to file a lawsuit for any injuries that you experience. For example, if hotel workers fail to mop up a rainwater puddle inside the lobby, and you slip and fall and experience a head injury, then you can contact an attorney at the firm and may be able to litigate against the hotel for the preventable injury.
As well, if you are injured in an elevator incident at the hotel, the hotel may have to assume liability. Similarly, if you are burned in the shower because it is too hot, if your furniture in your room breaks while you are sitting on it you can probably sue the hotel for being negligent in maintaining the room. There are a wide variety of different accidents that can happen at a hotel. These can include anything from drowning in a pool at a hotel to being electrocuted by a bad outlet. Other guests at a hotel may experience food poisoning from the hotel restaurant, or may be injured by a falling object from a balcony above. Hotel injury lawsuits run the gamut but you may not know all the ways in which hotels are liable.
Last month in San Diego, California, a woman sued a hotel in Las Vegas after she was attacked by bed bugs which were in her room during her stay. The woman says that she had bumps all over her body and was in significant pain following the incident. The woman claims that she went into anaphylactic shock after the accident occurred. Also, individuals can sue if they are exposed to a toxic substance when at their hotel, such as carbon monoxide. Don’t hesitate to call a New York personal injury attorney at Greenberg & Stein today if you believe that you have a case!