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What happens when you get injured in an Ohio hotel?

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2022 | Injuries, Premises Liability |

Were you injured at a hotel? If so, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit. Hotels have a duty to keep their guests safe from harm, and when they fail to do so, they can be liable for any injuries that occur.

Examples of injuries that can occur at hotels

Most people who stay at hotels do so without incident. However, it’s not uncommon for guests to experience slipping and falling in the lobby or their room. Usually, this is due to a wet floor or an uneven surface. Another common type of injury that occurs at hotels is food poisoning. This can happen when the hotel serves contaminated food or doesn’t properly clean its kitchen surfaces. Last but not least, guests can also get injured by defective hotel products, such as electrical cords or furniture.

What constitutes a premises liability lawsuit?

A premises liability lawsuit is a type of civil suit where the plaintiff (the injured party) alleges that they got injured due to the negligence of the property owner. In order to win a premises liability case, the plaintiff must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard that caused their injury, and failed to take steps to fix it. Additionally, the plaintiff must prove that they were not aware of the hazard and would not have reasonably been expected to avoid it.

How can I prove that the hotel was at fault for my injury?

The first step in proving that the hotel was at fault for your injury is to gather evidence. This may include taking photos of the hazard that caused your injury, getting witness statements and keeping any medical records or bills related to your injury. Once you’ve gathered this evidence, you can then proceed with filing a premises liability lawsuit against the hotel.

If you’ve been injured while staying at a hotel, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, as with any legal case, it’s important to have all the facts and evidence before proceeding.