If you slip and fall in a hotel and get injured, you might be owed compensation. A New York slip and fall lawyer can take a closer look at your case and help you figure out if it’s worth pursuing damages. If someone at that hotel was negligent and a dangerous situation was created as a result, they deserve to be held accountable.

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What Are Some Common Causes of Hotel Falls?

A hotel can be a surprisingly dangerous place. Many different hazards can cause falls and serious injuries. We commonly see cases involving:

  • Wet floors
  • Icy walkways
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken banisters
  • Torn carpet
  • Damaged tiles or flooring
  • Exposed cords and wires

Any of these can cause a fall. Some people get lucky and walk away with some scrapes and minor pains, but others are not so fortunate. If you end up with a concussion or spinal cord injury from the fall, that can affect you for a long time. You should be compensated for the pain and suffering you experienced.

Can I Sue For Damages After I Fall in a Hotel?

You can sue for damages after you fall if you believe that the hotel was to blame. You have to show that it was the negligence of the staff or the property owner or manager that caused your fall.

So if there is damaged flooring and the staff knows about it, they need to fix it. If they can’t do that, then they should put up a sign and keep guests away from it. If they take no precautions and someone falls and gets hurt as a result, they are to blame for that fall.

However, if you go to the pool and run around the outside of it despite signs warning you not to, any fall or injury can’t be blamed on the hotel. They were not negligent, you were.

How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?

New York gives you three years to file a lawsuit after you get hurt in an accident. We recommend acting quickly though. That makes it easier for your lawyer to gather evidence from the scene of the accident, like surveillance footage, if it’s available.

Also, the sooner you act, the sooner you could receive the compensation you are owed. So contact us and let us handle your case while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

A personal injury lawyer can do a lot to help you with your case. They don’t just handle the paperwork and answer your questions. They can:

  • Gather evidence
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
  • Hold all liable parties accountable

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney

Are you thinking about moving forward with a personal injury claim? You don’t have to fight for compensation on your own. Contact Zlotolow & Associates to schedule a consultation with our team. We can tell you more about your legal options and the potential value of your case.