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What to do after an accident in a hotel?

hotel-lawyer-300x225Were you injured in a hotel? In Miami, the Personal Injury Attorneys at the Perazzo Law Firm share insight into dealing with accidents in hotels. 

After suffering an injury in a hotel, the accident victim or guest should immediately contact the hotel manager and report the accident and any injuries. In the event of injuries; which can range from fractures in a slip and fall accident, to burns or smoke inhalation from a hotel fire. Whatever the accident, businesses that offer accommodation and services to visitors, must abide by premises liability laws to safeguard against accidents that can result in injury, damages, or losses. An experienced personal injury law firm that places its client’s best interests at the forefront of their client’s hotel accident case, will apply all possible resources to guarantee highly dedicated legal representation that strives for full client satisfaction when filing an insurance claim. Contact the Perazzo Law Firm ONLINE now for a FREE initial consultation.

What to do after an accident in a hotel

Firstly, the Perazzo Law Firm always recommends that accident victims stay calm. Staying calm after an accident can help prevent further injury and act accordingly. Once calm, check for injuries and contact the hotel manager to report the accident. In the event of visible bodily injuries such as cuts, or if there is severe pain, request emergency medical care. If possible, photograph or video record any visible injuries , as well as the exact spot where the accident occurred. For example, in a slip and fall accident, a guest may trip over a ripped carpet. In this case, photograph the rug and any bruises to your person. It’s important to keep in mind that not all hotels are five stars. Always contact a dedicated personal injury lawyer with a proven track record filing insurance claims for compensation from hotel accidents.

Some common hotel accidents

Slip, trip, and falls. Torn carpeting, loose hand rails, uneven steps, slippery floors, busted chairs, broken mirrors, etc., can lead to a slip and fall accident inside a hotel room, lobby, or other common area.

Poolside Accidents. Many guests suffer injuries while poolside, with many poolside accidents involving alcoholic beverages. However, not only drunks fall poolside. Broken lounge chairs, protruding pool floor tiles, loose handrails, poor warning of depth, no lifeguard, etc., can lead to an accident by the pool.

Elevator and Escalator Accidents. Poor maintenance is a common cause of elevator and escalator accidents at hotels. Children and the elderly are the most frequent victims of elevator and escalator accidents in hotels.

Electrocution. Faulty wiring and old electrical appliances can lead to a guest being electrocuted.

Bedbugs, lice, flees, and other insect bites. Hotels owe the duty to guests to make sure their rooms and facilities are disinfected regularly and periodic visits by an exterminator happen. No guest deserves to get bitten by bedbugs or infested with lice because of the hotel operator’s negligence.

How to obtain compensation for your injuries or losses from a hotel accident 

Firstly, by hiring the Perazzo Law Firm in Miami-Dade, whose vast experience increases the chances of a successful claim by knowing how to prove negligence on behalf of the hotel operator and deal with their insurance provider’s lawyers. An experienced premises liability lawyer will be able to determine if there was a lack of proper warning, prevention, or maintenance that could have caused the hotel accident. Many times, a window in a more modest hotel may be cracked or a chair leg may be busted. If proven, this would constitute negligence.

miami personal injury lawyerIf you, a friend, or relative has suffered injuries, damages, or losses from an accident that occurred in a hotel, in Miami, contact Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury lawyer and founder of the Perazzo Law Firm, for a FREE initial consultation and ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to clients.

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