Hotel accidents are unexpected but potentially devastating and life-changing. Hotels offer us various amenities near where we are vacationing, working, or traveling and we expect that they offer us safe and appropriate accommodations. Often, a hotel will cut corners with staffing or maintenance obligations to increase profits. When victims are injured in a hotel accident such as a slip and fall, it can be frustrating and even confusing. It is common after you have been seriously injured for hotels and their insurance companies to blame you for their hotel accident. They will even say that hundreds if not thousands of people use their facilities every day and you were the only one hurt, so it is your fault. However, if hotels are cutting corners to make more money, how is that fair to you?
At Schlacter Law, we know that this blame is not fair and we will not let hotels get away with their legally required obligations. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We do not let hotels and large insurance companies marginalize our clients and minimize the compensation to which they may be entitled. We offer a FREE consultation and, if we accept your case, we may hire experts to investigate your claim to prove damages and liability against a negligent hotel owner or maintenance company. There is no risk to ask for our help because we only get paid when we recover compensation for you. Call our award-winning firm by dialing (305) 999-1111 or fill out a free case evaluation to discover what our hotel accident lawyer at Schlacter Law can do for you.
Hotel Duty of Care to Visitors
Hotel accidents should not happen if hotels and resorts have exercised their duty of care. Hotels have a special duty of care to guests to protect them from unnecessary harm. Hotels must maintain its facilities in a reasonably safe condition. Duty of care requires them to repair any known dangerous, hazardous, or harmful conditions. Hotels must also inspect their property for both visible and hidden defects. If a hotel finds any type of defect, it is obligated to repair it or block it off so guests cannot come into contact with it.
Negligent Security in Hotels
In addition to keeping the premises reasonably safe from defects, hotels also need to keep the premises reasonably safe from criminal activity, including fixing security devices and measures such as broken locks, doors that will not close, and open windows. Where a hotel or resort fails to reasonably secure their premises to thwart criminal activity, they may be liable for criminal acts on innocent people.
When hotels neglect their security measures, innocent people on vacation or traveling for work could be seriously hurt or catastrophically injured. Hotels are ready for this scenario, though. Many facilities would rather pay big name insurance companies to defend claims rather than pay for costly repairs. Insurance adjusters for hotel accidents are specifically trained on how to trick victims into accepting less money by making them believe it is the victim’s fault or minimizing the victim’s injury. If you even say one thing wrong to these insurance companies, they may be able to permanently lower the value of your claim. Do not let this happen.
Hurt at a Hotel? Get Schlacter Law to Fight Back
Do not let a trained insurance representative belittle your claim. You did not fall or get hurt on your own. The hotel’s negligence caused you to get hurt. Hire our hotel accident lawyer at Schlacter Law to aggressively fight for you. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay us when we collect compensation for your case.
If you were injured in a hotel accident or if a loved one was wrongfully killed, call our hotel accident lawyer at Schlacter Law for a FREE consultation to learn what your case may be worth and how we can start protecting your rights to compensation today.
How We Handle Cases
- Your attorney will aggressively investigate your claim. Schlacter Law will compile all necessary evidence needed to maximize the value of your claim. Schlacter Law will also retain on your behalf experts to evaluate the scope of your claim. In other words, the experts will be retained to determine the cost of all of your necessary repairs. These experts may include but are not limited to professional adjusters, engineers, roofers, plumbers and general contractors.
- You will remain in constant contact with Schlacter Law about the progression of your claim.
- Your attorney will present your case to the insurance company and will attempt to resolve your case before the case goes to court for maximum compensation.
- Your attorney will make every effort possible to resolve the case as quickly as possible for the most amount of money you may be entitled to. You will be actively involved in the negotiation process with your attorney. Schlacter Law understands that this is your one opportunity to get justice for your loss.
- If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, Schlacter Law will be fully prepared to bring your case to court to fight for the justice you deserve.
- At no cost to you, Schlacter Law will hire any experts and professionals needed to maximize your recovery and present your case in the strongest form possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, four years from the date of the hotel accident. There are some exceptions which may extend or shrink this time period. This is why it is important to always speak with a hotel accident attorney to learn how to protect your rights to compensation.
Pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings, medical bills, loss of consortium with family members, and possibly damages for having to relocate to a new hotel or facilities if you do not feel safe. This is particularly true if your injuries were caused by the intentional torts of another person such as an assault and battery or rape. Any damages which are causally related to the hotel accident may be compensated.
You only pay a hotel accident lawyer like Schlacter Law once we recover compensation for you in the form of a settlement or award. This is based on a contingency fee agreement which means you only pay 33.33% of the total recovery when the recovery is made before a lawsuit is filed.