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Hotel Liability Lawyers & Attorneys in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia
If you have been injured in a hotel, you may need a hotel liability lawyer to help you to protect your rights. When you stay at a hotel, you give them your business so that you can feel like your possessions and identity are safe while you enjoy your vacation or business trip. However, sometimes hotels do things that break your trust and expose you to potential harm. If you are harmed because of the negligence of hotel staff or a hole in hotel policies, you may be able to recover your damages through a case or lawsuit.
Hotels and their staff have the obligation to keep your person, your identity, and your belongings safe when you stay with them. Many different kinds of injuries can occur while on hotel premises. They can be physical or emotional in nature, or can be damaging in other ways such as in the case of identity theft or defamation. Hotels may be held responsible for injuries that occur on their premises when they are found negligent in the upkeep of their facility, supervision of their staff, and how they enforce the safety of their patrons, to name just a few things that a hotel may be found guilty of in a hotel liability claim.
A Hotel Liability Lawyer Can Help You Determine Whether You Have A Case
When pondering if you might have a good case for a lawsuit against a hotel, there are a few things you should keep in mind. The first thing is that unless you can prove negligence of the hotel staff, hotels have only a limited amount of liability for your personal possessions meaning that they will only be liable for a certain monetary amount, regardless of how much your belongings are worth. If you can prove that the negligence of the hotel caused your loss, the hotel will have to compensate you for the entirety of your lost possessions. However, if the hotel can prove that you in fact acted negligibly in the loss of your belongings, then they do not have to compensate you for your loss.
Many hotels are part of large chains that are parts of even bigger companies. Many of us have a peace of mind when making a reservation at a hotel brand that we trust. Unfortunately, when a hotel is part of a reputable brand or company, they often have vast resources with which to fight against claims of their negligence. Because of this, it is often hard to negotiate with a hotel without the help of a lawyer. It may be in your best interest to discuss the details of your situation with a reliable hotel liability lawyer.
If you were injured at a hotel, you could potentially have a lawsuit against that hotel. In order to get financial compensation for your injury, medical bills, or time off of work, you would need to prove that you entered the hotel believing that it was a safe and reputable place to stay but were injured by some sort of negligent act.
If you or someone close to you has been injured because of a hotel stay, contact a reputable hotel liability lawyer at Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation any time of the day or night.
Please do not rely on the information contained herein for advice. Contact a lawyer immediately if you believe you have a case.