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California Hotel Injury Lawyers

California Hotel Injury Lawyer

Hotels are often considered a getaway or a haven for travelers. However, a number of accidents, sometimes involving serious injuries or fatalities, do occur in California hotels. Southern California, especially Orange County, has a healthy tourism industry thanks to its world-famous amusement parks and sun-kissed beaches. This means that the occupancy rates in local hotels are high year-round.

The potential for injuries to occur at hotels is significant. Slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall mishaps, swimming pool accidents such as drowning or near-drowning, and electrocution are just a few examples of some of the serious injury accidents that could occur at hotels.

There are several steps injured victims and their families would be well advised to take in the event they are injured or have lost a loved as the result of a hotel’s negligence. These steps are necessary in order to help victims protect their legal rights and in the long run, their best interests.

If you’ve been injured in a hotel in California contact our experienced premise liability attorneys with decades of success in and out of the courtroom. Our team of trial lawyers have taken on some of the toughest cases involving premise liability accidents.

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Types of Hotel Injuries

Call the Authorities After a Hotel Injury

If you have slipped and fallen or been the victim of a crime at a hotel, you must contact the authorities. If you have been seriously injured, call 911. If a criminal act was involved, make sure you file a police report. This not only ensures that you get your account of the incident into the report but also serves as proof later that the incident did occur and that you were injured or suffered a loss due to the incident. Do not ignore this step. It could prove costly when you file your premises liability claim.

Contact the Hotel's Management

If you have, for example, slipped or tripped and injured yourself, do not feel ashamed or embarrassed. Likely, it was not your fault. Report the incident and what you believe caused it to an employee. Ideally, file a report with the hotel’s manager.

If you leave or fail to report the incident, the defendant may later deny that such an incident happened. When you report the incident, make sure that an incident report is prepared. Most importantly, make sure that you get a copy of that report. Ensure you maintain a file documenting all communications with the hotel or its representatives.

Documenting What Happened at the Hotel

It is crucial that you document everything that happened. You can do this by taking pictures of where the incident occurred. For example, was there a broken or damaged stair that tripped you? Or did you trip on bunched-up carpeting? Was there a liquid spill on the floor on which you slipped and fell? These are all important details to have. If you have to get to a hospital right away or for some reason are unable to document the incident scene, ask a friend to take some photographs before the problem is hurriedly fixed or repaired. Also take photos of any bruises, swelling or lacerations on your body. Make sure the photos are dated. These visible signs of injury may also disappear quickly. So, it is important to document them visually as soon as possible.

Seeking Prompt Medical Attention

If you have been injured at a hotel, it is important that you seek medical attention right away. It is essential to get checked out by a physician even if you don’t feel injured initially. For example, in slip-and-fall accidents, you may not feel anything due to the initial shock of the fall.

A number of injuries, such as neck and back injuries, may surface days or even weeks after the incident. When you seek prompt medical attention, you not only maximize your chances of having a quick and complete recovery, but you also prevent injuries from getting worse. You have evidence to show that you took care of yourself right away.

Keep Track of all Your Expenses

Any serious injury accident results in significant physical, emotional, and financial strain for victims and their families. If you have health insurance, your policy will likely cover most of your treatments.

However, if you do not have health insurance or if you lack sufficient coverage, then, you may have to pay a number of expenses out of pocket. Even those with proper insurance coverage may have to pay a number of items out of pocket such as physical therapy or chiropractic care. These bills can add up quickly and pose a significant financial burden for victims and their families. It would be in the best interests of victims to keep track of all their expenses, including medical expenses, therapy costs, lost wages and other expenses caused by their injuries.

Suing a Hotel for Negligence

Not all accidents qualify for a premise liability case. The hotel would have to have been negligent to file a lawsuit. Without “negligence,” you can’t successfully sue a hotel for the injuries. If negligence is often questionable, the hotel may settle with you just to avoid the lawsuit.

What are the laws that govern hotel negligence?

Negligence is when a hotel should have been aware of the problem but did not do anything about it.

For a hotel to be negligent, it needs to have had knowledge of the potential danger and still ignored it.

The following are some examples of negligence:

  • – Failure to provide safe drinking water in the event of a water contamination warning;


  • – Failure to provide fire alarms or extinguishers;
  • – Failure to provide safe exits in case of an emergency evacuation.

What are the different types of negligence cases against hotels?

Negligence cases against hotels are filed when the hotel violates a duty it owes its customers. This includes inadequate security, not providing the amenities promised, or not providing timely and accurate information about a customer’s reservation.

There are several different types of negligence cases that can be filed against hotels. These include:

  • – Breach of contract
  • – Negligent misrepresentation
  • – Negligence per se
  • – Violation of public policy

What are some of the most common causes of hotel negligence?

  • – Inadequate training of staff members
  • – Lack of proper maintenance and cleaning staff
  • – Poor quality equipment

How Much Can you Ask for From a Hotel Injury?

Typically a lawyer will ask for 3-4 times the amount of money the injury caused you for pain and suffering, medical expenses and time missed from work. Most premise liability lawsuits consist of compensatory, punitive and general damages.

Normally you cannot sue for lost property unless it’s proven that extreme neglect was involved. Someone simply walking off with your luggage won’t qualify. However, if items are stolen from your room you may file a claim in most scenarios.

Duty of Care in Hotels

Hotels are required to keep their premises safe for guests. This includes keeping equipment safe and properly securing the grounds and rooms.

Doors that don’t correctly lock or unsanitary rooms is not the proper duty of care. Furthermore, if there is a potential danger, the hotel must inform guests of alternative accommodations until the danger is removed.

This could include unsafe electrical outlets, worn carpeting, or a damaged restroom towel rack that could result in a fall. Hotels are also responsible for their employees and actions an employee may take against a guest such as assault.

Contact an Experienced California Hotel Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured as the result of a hotel’s negligence, it is crucial that you seek the counsel and guidance of an experienced California hotel injury attorney who will thoroughly review all aspects of your case and ensure that your legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled personal injury lawyer will go after the at-fault parties and ensure that they are held accountable for all your injuries, damages and losses.

Call 800-561-4887 now to speak with our top premises liability lawyer.

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What are the leading causes of hotel injuries?

Injuries in hotels are a serious issue. They can be caused by falls, slips, and trips, or by exposure to hazardous materials. The most common causes of injuries in hotels are:

Falls: One of the most common causes of injury is falling. This could happen when someone trips on an uneven floor or stairs or when they fall from a height. Falls can also happen if someone is pushed from above.

Slips and trips: Slips and trips are another common cause of hotel injuries. This can happen when someone slips on water that has leaked onto the floor, for example, or if they trip over an object left on the floor, such as a bag or coat

Exposure to hazardous materials: Hotels contain many chemicals that people may be exposed to through skin contact or inhalation. These chemicals include cleaning products and disinfectants, which may irritate skin and eyes, as well as respiratory problems such as asthma attacks in susceptible individuals

  • If you or a loved one have suffered due to someone else’s negligence, know your rights and contact an attorney today. Our California hotel injury attorneys have been winning premises liability cases for decades. No win, no fee.

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