Hotel Trip & Fall
Hotels are supposed to be restful havens away from home. When you visit Hollywood or any area in South Florida, you have a range of hotels, motels, B&Bs, inns, and other accommodations to choose from. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you may assume that your biggest concern will be which hotel room to choose from and which hotel amenities will bring you the most comfort. The reality is that personal safety does not take a vacation. While many hotels do all they can to ensure a pleasant and safe stay for you and your family, some are less careful and as a result serious injury can and does occur. A very common type of injury that happens in many hotels, for example, involves slip and fall or trip and fall accidents.
If you have suffered any sort of trip and fall injury during your stay in Hollywood, you can always contact the law offices of Flaxman Law Group for support and legal advice. Our law firm has an office right in Hollywood as well as offices in Homestead and Miami. Our considerate and professional team of attorneys have more than six decades of combined trial experience helping personal injury plaintiffs in premises liability and other personal injury claims. We would be pleased to offer you free legal advice in a no-cost, no obligation consultation; just contact us for your free appointment.Hotel Negligence Can Lead to Devastating Injury
Hotel trip and fall accidents can lead to many serious injuries, including:
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Hip fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Facial or eye injuries
These types of injuries can be very expensive to treat and in some cases can affect your ability to perform daily tasks permanently. A serious head injury, for example, can mean that you need around-the-clock care as well as rehabilitative services for the rest of your life. Even a so-called simple fracture can take weeks or months to heal and can in the meantime affect your ability to earn an income.
The costs of an injury can be immense in Hollywood and South Florida, where medical costs can be high. You should not have to face these costs yourself if your injury happened through no fault of your own. If you have been injured on a stairway, contact a personal injury attorney to find out whether you have a claim and to find out what Florida laws may affect your case.Do You Have a Legal Claim?
In order to pursue a legal claim after a trip and fall accident at a hotel, you must be able to show that the hotel was negligent. This means you must show that the hotel either knew about a tripping hazard or should have known about the danger and failed to act in a reasonable manner to prevent injury.
In some cases, it may be obvious that your injury was caused by negligence. For example, you may have slipped in a puddle of water that you noticed on the premises before your injury or an employee may have washed the floors and did not put up a sign warning guests that the floors were wet and slippery. In other cases, it can be harder to tell whether negligence played a role in your injury. You may not know, for example, that another guest alerted management of a worn carpet in the room but the problem was not dealt with in a timely manner.
Your best option if you have been injured at a Hollywood or area hotel is to get legal advice from a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney has an understanding of the laws and can tell you fairly quickly whether you have a claim. He or she can help you understand the potential value and strength of the claim and can even launch an investigation to build a case and find all liable parties.
If you would like to speak to a personal injury attorney about your potential case, contact Flaxman Law Group, a law firm with offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and South Florida. Our team of attorneys would be pleased to arrange a free consultation so that you can talk about your questions and concerns without cost and with no obligation.