Hotel Slip and Fall Accident: Can I sue them for damages in Louisiana?
As a guest at hotel, it is not unreasonable for you to assume that you can walk safely throughout the premises without fear of being injured. However, when the hotel staff neglects to keep the floor clean or maintain a safe environment for their guests, the chance of a slip and fall accident is unjustly increased.
Hotels Have a Responsibility to Keep You Safe
Because you are a guest on the premises, an injury you incur on the hotel property because of a slip and fall accident may qualify for a personal injury claim. Any injury you sustain from a slip and fall accident on the hotel’s property because of unattended spills, uneven pavement, or any other hazards can be considered negligence on the part of the hotel.
Make sure you document your injuries, get the contact information from any witnesses to your slip and fall accident, and take pictures of the area where the accident occurred. All of this information is critical in building your premises liability claim. If your injuries were severe enough, you may want to consider hiring a Louisiana personal injury attorney to bring a lawsuit against the hotel for damages that your personal insurance won’t cover.
How a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
The hotel will likely be reluctant to admit fault for your injury. They’ll claim they didn’t have time to clean the spill, or that they were unaware of the crack in the sidewalk. They may even blame you and say you were acting recklessly or even trying to cause your injury just to have basis for a lawsuit. When it’s your word against theirs, it’s best to have expert advice on your side.
The Louisiana personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara are well versed in premises liability law and can help you recover compensation for your injuries from a slip and fall accident at a hotel. Contact us to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – (866) 248-0580.