A hand opening a wooden hotel room door with a keycard lock. Inside, there’s a neatly made bed, a desk with a chair, and lightly colored curtains partially covering a window. Warm lighting illuminates the room, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

New York State has thousands of wonderful hotels to offer individuals from all over. As the pandemic seemingly hits a lull, more and more people are using these hotels and taking vacations. That being said, when hotel management and staff do not regularly maintain the hotel’s amenities, such as gym equipment, swimming pools, and more, people can become seriously injured as a result. Please continue reading and reach out to our knowledgeable New York personal injury attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents, what to do if you have been injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured in a hotel in New York?

After a hotel accident, you should take several steps to document the incident to increase your chances of winning a potential personal injury claim in the future. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Notify the hotel manager that your accident occurred.
  3. Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their phone number, email address, and name.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe hotel conditions that caused your accident.
  5. Once you are transported to a hospital and treated, ask your doctor for all medical documentation concerning your injuries.
  6. Finally, retain the services of an experienced Westchester County personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. In many cases, our firm can work to subpoena surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

How long will I have to sue a hotel for an injury in New York State?

If you are injured in a hotel accident, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. As you may know, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims, as long as you were not injured on property owned by a municipality, is three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the property owner responsible. If you wait any longer than three years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. We are ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.