So you wait until the end of the school year to plan a huge vacation trip for you and your family. Since the beginning of the school year you have had this trip in mind, you know where you would like to go, but not where you will be staying just yet. You put aside money for the trip every week and are finally able to book flights for your entire family. One task down. You continue your savings plan throughout the year and you eventually find the perfect hotel to accommodate you and your family, you book it. As the holidays and school months roll by, your anticipation grows. The end of the school year finally approaches and you surprise your family with the details of the trip. Everyone is happy every day leading up to the time to depart. So you take off. You’ve landed in your vacation spot and head over to your hotel, only to later be faced with a devastating situation, an injury on the hotel property. When paying for your trip, this was by far the last thing you thought of.
Hotel owners have a duty to provide a safe staying and visiting environment for everyone that steps foot on their premises, as a personal injury lawyer like one at The Lynch Law Group can explain. When they fail to do so and someone is injured, the party injured is able to go after them for negligence and seek compensation for their injuries. If at any time a hazard such as water leakage, or uneven flooring, amongst many other things, is brought to the staff, it is their responsibility to see that this hazard is eliminated. There are instances where a staff member may not be aware of a hazard, however, if there were any reason to believe that this is due to failure to maintain property inspections, the hotel would still be seen as liable.
No matter the extremity of the injury, hotel guests are owed safety in their building and if the injury is caused due to the lack of safety, you may be able to win a premise liability case. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the carelessness of a hotel owner or staff, seek medical attention and speak with a skilled personal injury attorney that will be able to get you or your loved one the compensation they deserve.