Hotel Injuries Rise in the Summer: How to Stay Safe
Hotels provide travelers with a safe place to stay when away from home.
Aside from the amenities they provide, their most important job is to keep their guests safe.
Hotels are responsible for providing an environment that is safe for their guests and their employees. The hotel should be inspected on a regular basis and maintained daily.
As a hotel guest, it is important to be alert and obey all rules to avoid any type of accidents.
Unfortunately, accidents at hotels can still happen and it is important to hold those accountable for your injuries.
Types of hotel accidents:
One of the most common injuries to occur at a hotel. These types of accidents can be caused by a variety of factors including:
- Broken handrails
- Dim or poorly lit hallways
- Drink spills
- Wet areas caused from swimming
- Loose tile, carpet or other flooring
- Improperly marked stairs near swimming pools or hot tubs
Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional death in the United States. On average, ten people die per day due to unintentional drowning. Proper signage and safety gates should be at every hotel.
Serious burns can have a lasting impact on someone’s life. Types of burn injuries we see at hotels are typically caused by fires, hot water and irons.
Serving Spoiled Food
Food poisoning and food related illnesses are caused when food is served that is either spoiled or improperly handled. The various bacteria and viruses that live in the food can lead to food poisoning. If you have gotten ill due to poisoned food, you may have a personal injury claim.
Other common hotel accidents may include:
- Elevator injuries
- Injuries from defective products
- Bed Bug bites
No matter what caused your injury at a hotel, it is important to hold those accountable for your injuries. It is important to recover the compensation you need after an injury and to also make management aware of these unsafe conditions so no one else gets hurt in the future.
If you have been injured at a hotel, it is important to notify management right away to file a report and seek the medical attention you need.
If possible, try and take photos of the area you were injured in and ask for the phone numbers of anyone who witnessed your accident.
These tips can be helpful when trying to purse a claim against the at-fault parties.
Recovering compensation after an accident.
If you have been injured at a hotel due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. It is a property owner’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for its guests. Contact the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation at 412-661-1400.