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Hurt in a hotel? Don't sleep on the potential for a civil claim

When you stay in a hotel, it is with the expectation that the premises are safe and clean. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and sometimes, innocent hotel guests suffer harm because of issues such as wet floors, dangerous property conditions and more.

If you experienced an injury while you were staying at a Florida hotel, it could be due to negligent maintenance or the failure of the property owner to maintain a safe premises. It can be hard to know what to do and where to turn after a hotel accident, but you may have grounds for a civil claim. You would be wise to work with a lawyer who can help you understand your options and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Is a hotel responsible for my accident injuries?

In some cases, a hotel may actually be responsible for your accident and accident-related injuries. If the hotel failed to remove a hazard that is obviously dangerous and you are hurt, you could have grounds for a civil claim. Owners are responsible for maintaining safe property conditions, and the hotel may be liable if there were hazards on the premises that led to your injury.

If the hotel failed to meet the standard of care commonly provided to hotel guests and injury occurred, it may be possible to file a civil claim on the basis of negligence. In order to successfully claim restitution, you must prove the following:

  • There was a certain duty of care owed to the hotel patron.
  • The hotel failed to meet that standard of care.
  • There were evident hazards that were a danger to guests.
  • Those hazards are the cause of the injury suffered by the hotel patron.

Whether you fell on a wet floor or suffered harm because of another type of hazard, you always have the right to know the legal options available to you.

Securing the recover you deserve

Even a relatively minor accident can be quite serious and lead to continuing pain and other difficulties. If you suffered while you were the guest of a hotel, you may be the victim of negligent maintenance and failure to provide a certain standard of care.

One of the most practical ways to understand your legal options after an accident is to seek the opinion of an experienced premises liability attorney. Your legal ally can also help you move forward with the most appropriate course of action, helping you fight for the recovery you deserve.

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