When Can a Hotel Be Held Liable for Injuries?
With pristine beaches and beautiful weather all year long, tourists flock to Florida to relax and recharge. Sadly, however, tourists may be injured due to hotel negligence. The good news is, injured hotel guests may have legal recourse available to them.
Premises liability law requires hotels to protect guests from any safety hazards, whether that means fixing them immediately, such as sweeping up broken glass, or warning of their existence, like notifying guests of a freshly mopped floor with a wet floor sign. When hotels fail in this regard, they can be held liable for an injury and any resulting damages.
Injured hotel guests may have the right to sue hotels over the following:
· Hotel gym injuries
· Hotel elevator/escalator injuries
· Defective hotel furniture
· Bed bugs and other pests
· Foodborne illnesses
· Inadequate security that leads to injury, such as assault
· Hot tub and pool accidents, including drowning, near-drowning, and infections
If an injured hotel guest wins their lawsuit, they could be compensated for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and/or other damages they have suffered. The catch is that injured hotel guests only have so long to sue the negligent hotel. Further complications may also arise depending on from where the tourist is visiting. Fortunately, our attorney team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen is ready to advocate for you, regardless of where you live.
Since 1988, our Miami trial attorneys have represented injured individuals in South Florida and throughout the nation. We also accept cases involving the wrongful death of a loved one. To learn more about your legal rights, contact our office online or call (866) 629-1061 today. Your initial consultation is free!