Westchester County Hotel Accident Attorneys
Hotel Accident Attorneys in Harrison, New York
Millions of travelers each year spend time in Westchester County and the surrounding New York City area, whether it is for work or fun. That being said, hotels are an important part of the infrastructure of the area so the people that do come to visit have a safe place to stay. When you do stay at a hotel, you usually try to find one with good reviews that seems safe. Hotel management and staff are responsible for ensuring that the property does not have any hazards that can cause harm to a guest. However, the unfortunate reality is, hotels are often the location of accidents where guests can become seriously injured. If you have been injured in a Westchester County hotel accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney that can help you recover the damages you are entitled to. Contact Hausman & Pendzick today to discuss your case.
Causes of Hotel Accidents
There is a general assumption that hotels are safe and that staying there will not put you in danger. That being said, all properties are subject to danger in some capacity, even your own home. Hotel properties are often very large and contain a number of different components that require a lot of maintenance. When staff or management fails to keep up with all parts of the hotel, guests can get seriously hurt or even suffer fatal consequences. Some accidents that are commonly seen in hotels include the following:
- Elevator accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Gym equipment accidents
- Parking lot/garage accidents
- Accidents due to inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
- Unsanitary conditions
- Stairway accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
How do I prove negligence in a hotel accident?
If you have been injured in a hotel accident, please be aware that a successful lawsuit requires you to fulfill the burden of proof. The burden of proof means that the injured party can prove that the hotel’s negligence resulted in the accident and that if staff were more careful, the accident would not have taken place. While it may seem like a daunting task to prove a hotel’s negligence, it can be done with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. You can start the process by taking pictures of the scene of the accident before leaving to seek medical attention, if possible. You should also be sure to file an accident report with the hotel’s management so they have it on record. If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is important to obtain their contact information. Creating a paper trail is key. Your attorney may be able to request surveillance footage of the accident taking place if it is available.
Recovering Damages in a Hotel Accident
If you were injured in an accident at a hotel, you may be feeling the weight of medical bills and lost wages. A personal injury lawsuit against the hotel can allow you to recover compensation that can offset some of those costs. Not only can you be compensated for the economic damages of the accident, but you may also be compensated for the non-economic burdens faced, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or emotional distress.
Contact a NY Hotel Accident Attorney
Hausman & Pendzick understands how traumatic it can be to be seriously injured in an accident at a hotel. Our firm is ready to take on your case, no matter how complex, in an effort to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. For strong legal representation when it matters most, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.