Thousands of Victims of Hotel Injuries Get Compensation Every Year
Hundreds of thousands of people visit California every year and while their goal is always to have a safe and fun stay in our beautiful state, all too often they are the victims of serious injuries – without even leaving their hotel.
You may be surprised to know how many injuries take place at California hotels, and while the victims are often hotel guests, that’s not always the case. Some people are injured while dining at a hotel restaurant, attending a meeting, or visiting a guest of the hotel. No matter why you were in a hotel, if you were injured then you may be in need of a California personal injury attorney. Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas is here for you.
There are many causes of hotel accidents
The most common way to get injured at a hotel is in a slip and fall accident. It may happen when an employee spills a drink while delivering room service, or on a rainy day when guests track water in and the staff doesn’t do their job to keep the floor dry. Spills in hotel restaurants, slippery stairs, and negligence in maintaining the non-slip surfaces in tubs and showers can also lead to significant injuries.
Other common causes of hotel injuries include:
- Exercise equipment in a fitness room that hasn’t been properly installed or maintained. Hotels may also be liable for not warning users of safety precautions they need to take when using the equipment.
- A swimming pool that is unsafe or a hot tub that results in a drowning or other type of injury.
- Burns caused by the hotel staff not properly regulating the water temperature in their showers.
- Hotel furniture that’s not maintained correctly, including beds that collapse and dressers that tip over.
- Food poisoning caused by contamination.
- Accidents in hotel shuttles.
- Elevators or escalators that don’t function properly.
- Bed bugs and other unsanitary issues that can lead to allergic reactions, infections, and other medical issues.
- Unsafe balconies.
- Security that doesn’t adequately protect guests.
- Carpeting that causes a guest to trip. Often the carpet is worn or frayed, or it may be newly installed and not installed correctly.
- Electrical connections that are faulty or cords that are damaged, which lead to being shocked or electrocuted.
- Playgrounds or child’s play areas that includes equipment or toys that’s defective or otherwise unsafe.
- Every year, about one in twelve hotels will have some type of structure fire. If you’re staying in a small or older hotel, it may not even have a sprinkler system, and for those that do have sprinkler systems installed, in 10% of hotel fires they don’t work correctly when needed.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a hotel? If so, your next move should be to call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. We will take your case on a contingency which means you won’t owe us a penny until you receive your recovery or settlement. Call us today at 909-982-0707 for a free consultation.