There’s no telling how many ways you can fall victim to a California personal injury. A slip-and-fall or a trip-and-fall accident may cause an injury to almost anyone and at any point in time. This is the reason that every resort or hotel owner should execute their due diligence and make sure that their properties are safe and risk-free for their customers. A California personal injury claim might be lodged against the owners of a hotel if there is a crime or accident within the hotel premises. This is the scenario where a hotel owner could be legally held liable for damages.
According to the data reported by National Floor Safety Institution, over a million hospital emergency visits are caused by slip and fall incidents.
California is known to be one of the busiest states in terms of travel and tourism. It is estimated that millions of tourists visit the state on annual basis. There are a lot of people susceptible to injuries and accidents in California. It is preferred to consult a California premises liability attorney in case you are involved in such an accident.
What Are the Legal Obligations of Hotel Owners?
In most of the hotels, there are CCTV cameras and security personnel to ensure that there is no violence on hotel grounds. This is because they have a legal liability to keep visitors and guests away from any violence and hazardous activity, keep hallways and walkways secured, and clearly pinpoint locations that are potentially dangerous. Some of the expensive hotels also have a professional security team on their payroll to maintain the serenity of the hotel building.
What Are the Most Common Ways Hotel Owners Are Negligent?
The owners are to be held accountable if someone is hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, malfunctioning of an elevator, or certain other more terrible events such as assaults, mass shootings within the premises, sexual abuses, and rapes.
The flooring of a hotel might seem to be a mundane issue, however, it can lead to severe complexities and expensive lawsuits. Such neglected floors are a major cause of slip-and-fall incidents at a California hotel. Broken or cracked flooring, uneven walkways, or wet tiles can be extremely hazardous.
What Steps Should You Take if You Are Injured at a Hotel?
You might consider consulting a well-reputed law firm if your objective is to hold the owners responsible after being involved in an accident. However, your first priority should always be swift medical treatment so that your health is not compromised. After that, in order to have a solid basis for your claim, you should maintain adequate documentation of evidence, such as pictures, CCTV footage, and all records of your medical expenses.
You are legally entitled to claim all your medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for the physical stress and trauma you suffered because of the injury. Even with a lawyer’s help, getting fair compensation is not as easy as it looks. You will have to prove that the hotel’s management was negligent in executing their duties and maintaining proper safety and security standards, and this was the direct reason that had caused you harm.
How Will a Premises Liability Lawyer Help You?
It is understandable that your recovery from such trauma and anxiety is going to be a long road. No amount of financial award can make you forget what happened. However, to get reimbursed for the damages endured by you, a lawyer can help you get compensated for all the medical costs you had to bear from your pocket.
What Does It Take to Prevail with a Premises Liability Claim?
You and your legal team will have to prove certain things to prevail with a premises liability claim. In order to get compensated for the damages and out-of-pocket costs, you may file a premises liability claim. There are a few things you will have to prove, namely:
- The hotel building was not safe as the owners or management failed to comply with their lawful responsibility of maintaining basic security.
- The hotel did not take appropriate measures to communicate a potentially hazardous situation to its customers if such a situation had arisen.
- You and your attorney are able to prove that you have been injured while a crime or robbery took place at the hotel premises because of the recklessness of management or staff.
- The injuries you faced could have been avoided if the individuals responsible had properly executed their assigned duties.
How a Lawyer Can Help With Your California Personal Injury Claim:
We at the Crockett Law Group specialize in personal injuries and slip-and-fall accidents. Our team comprises professional attorneys who will assist you in your California personal injury claim. Visit our nearest office today for a free-of-cost preliminary consultation.