Can You Hold a Hotel Liable for Ruining Your Vacation?
Hopefully your vacation has not been ruined but if it has been because a hotel’s neglect led to you or someone you love being injured or worse, it may be in your best interest to contact a reliable hotel liability law firm Virginia visitors can rely on.
What if you were living in the hotel when you got injured?
People stay in hotels and a variety of other short term housing options for many different reasons. Whether your stay was for business, pleasure, as interim or long-term housing, to have food and/or drinks in an attached restaurant, cafe or bar, or for other reasons- as a guest on someone else’s premises, the owners of the property have a duty to provide a reasonable level of care to their property so that it is safe for visitors.
Who is liable when you get injured in a hotel?
If the owner of a property’s negligence in their upkeep and management of a property, or in some cases a property manager or tenant-renter’s negligence is what caused a visitor to become injured, ill, or otherwise unwell, you may be able to hold the owner liable for your problems with the help of a hotel liability law firm in Virginia, or one in the jurisdiction where your hotel problems occurred.
There may be other parties who are responsible in part or in full for injuries that happened on a hotel’s premises. An example of this is if someone gets injured by pool or spa equipment, it the equipment manufacturer and/or others involved in making the equipment available to the hotel provided a faulty or dangerous product to the hotel, they may be liable for injuries caused by their unsafe product. Another example of this are self service machines including ones for vending, ice, drinks, playing slots, and others. If the company that services these kinds of machines and/or the manufacturer, et al, was negligent in their duty to provide consumers with safe products to use, they may be liable for expenses related to a victim’s injuries. Parties such as security, construction companies, and many others may also be liable.
If you or someone close to you was injured while on a hotel or someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. A good way to begin the process of trying to get compensation is to enlist the help of a hotel liability law firm in Virginia. Many people find it easier to try to get the compensation they are entitled to with the help of a lawyer who is familiar with Virginia courts, rather than try to do this on their own.
Why do you need compensation after a hotel injury?
People seek compensation for hotel injuries for many different reasons. These include but are not limited to:
- Medical and related expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Loss of childcare and/or household management
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of abilities
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Loss of spousal support
- Loss of parental guidance
- Pain and grieving
If you or someone close to you has incurred expenses for any of the above that are the result of a hotel injury, or for reasons not mentioned here, it may be in your best interest to find out what your rights are with the help of a highly rated personal injury law firm that understands Virginia hotel law.
For a hotel liability law firm Virginia hotel visitors and their families have been able to rely on for over 25 years, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with no obligations, today.