May 19, 2024

How to Sue a Hotel for Injury

When you’re on vacation, attending a conference, or traveling for work, it can be a nasty shock to be involved in an accident in your own hotel. It’s not just the injury, either—you may be a long way from home, and you may not want to stay in New York City for the duration of a personal injury lawsuit. 

Luckily, a hotel injury lawyer can help you there. They can show you how to sue a hotel for injury, so you can seek compensation while giving your injuries the attention they need. 

Gather Evidence 

When you’re injured in a hotel, you need to gather evidence of your injuries and the accident. These accidents can happen anywhere someone was careless with maintenance, cleaning, or repairs. Your lawyer can take photos of the scene, talk with your doctor about your injuries, and even talk to expert witnesses. 

For example, you may have tripped over a broken stair and fell. Your doctor can provide evidence that your injuries were severe and connected to your fall. Your hotel injury lawyer can talk to a repair person about the faulty stair and whether the hotel should have fixed it right away. Your lawyer may focus on showing the hotel should have taken action to prevent the accident, but neglected to do so. 

Determine the New York At-Fault Party

When you’re hurt in a hotel accident, you need to know who’s responsible for paying for those injuries. You’ve suffered enough, and you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket, but who caused the conditions of your accident? 

Typically, the hotel is liable for any injuries that happen on its premises. For example, you suffered a poolside injury, or your bed broke and you hurt your back. These may be the responsibility of the hotel owner. They’re responsible for hiring responsible employees and protecting the safety of all visitors from any careless, avoidable situations in which guests could be injured. 

Act on Time

Sadly, you don’t have much time to file a lawsuit against a hotel for your injuries. Every state has time limits, and if you pass those limits, your claim could be dismissed. That leaves you without the compensation you’re due. In New York, you have only three years to recover compensation. 

Here’s the good news—your hotel injury lawyer can help you seek compensation in time for your claim. They can determine how much time you have to file and what you need to do in that time. They can also help you act even if you’re struggling to focus on anything but your injuries. 

Talk to a NYC Hotel Accident Lawyer

When you’re hurt in a New York City hotel, don’t hesitate to act on your hotel injury claim and seek compensation. The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you seek compensation for your losses and get the help you need recovering from your injuries. Reach out to a hotel injury lawyer for help by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page. 

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