Injured In A Casino Or Hotel Room Accident
Asset liability laws make property owners and/or operators responsible for any accidents that occur or injuries sustained in their hotel or casino rooms.
While the most common premises liability claims involve slip and fall accidents, there are numerous forms of premises liability whereby an owner or operator may be sued.
One of the key elements of claims for liability of premises is to prove that the owner or operator of the site could have prevented an accident in their facilities through better security measures.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in an in-room accident that occurred on someone else’s property and you feel that the owner/operator of that property may have made the place more secure, you have the right to take legal action.
Please contact us today so we can evaluate your case for free and determine the best plan of action for you.
Common Injuries Suffered In Casino / Hotel Rooms
Due to the fact that most people spend a lot of time in rooms owned or operated by others, the possibility of an accident occurring in a hotel and casino’s room is quite high.
Asset liability claims include, but are not limited to:
- Slipping on wet or icy surfaces
- Tripping on uneven floors
- Intentional abandonment by the owner, manager, or other third person
- Lack of warnings or warnings showing potentially unsafe conditions
- Jacuzzi injury
- Fires and explosions
- Lead poisoning
- Exposure to toxic materials
- Inadequate security
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Was Injured in My Room?
Determining responsibility for an in-room accident or other liability for premises can be complex and difficult to prove.
The laws vary, depending on the state in which you live, and many of them determine liability based on the status of the injured party – that is, if the person was legally on the property.
If you or a loved one has suffered from injury or death on another’s property without guilt on your part, it is important to seek the assistance of a qualified attorney who has the experience and knowledge to investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, protect your legal rights and interests, and to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Please contact us today for a Free consultation.
We will offer you a complete assessment of your case.
What Could My Hotel Accident Claim Be Worth?
Factors that go into a Hotel room case include:
- Severity of the injury
- Predictability of the incident (if the owner of the room was aware of the safety hazard or should have been aware)
- How much of the injury could have been avoided if adequate measures had been provided.
All of these factors will also affect the worth of your case and we will analyze them all in order to seek the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Contact The Hotel Manager Immediately
It is important that if you have suffered an injury in your hotel room to contact the hotel manager as soon as possible.
You must inform him or her of the incident and proceed to call the authorities while seeking medical assistance.
If you do not inform the manager as soon as the injury occurs, he could argue that you were not injured in the room or the hotel.
Get Proof of Your Injury and The Room
Another important point to remember after an in-room injury is to gather all the evidence you can to prove your injury is indeed a result of a faulty equipment or something else inside the room.
If you are in a stable enough condition to walk and talk, then do your best to gather as much evidence as possible in the scene of your accident.
This will include, first of all, taking photos.
Most people have a camera on their smartphone these days, so use that camera to capture key information like the condition of the room, the object that caused the injury, etc.
As soon as possible, upload your photos to your computer or cloud so they are stored securely when you need them later for your case.
Get Contact Info From Any Witnesses
If there were witnesses of the accident, have them write a short statement about what they saw.
Ask for their names and contact information.
This will prove very useful if you ever need to bring your cause into court.
Common Things That Cause Injuries and Illness In Hotels
Beyond the hygiene that many might think that there is in these spaces, the main options for vacationers, travelers, and businessmen, there are other microscopic tenants who not only share, but inhabit the most unsuspected places of the hotel’s rooms and can cause damage to your health.
According to a study conducted by the University of Houston, with the participation of Purdue University and the University of South Carolina, hotel guests are exposed to a large number of bacteria and germs, which can cause mild or fatal infections.
Through Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, a test originally developed by NASA that looks for levels of aerobic bacteria and coliform (fecal) bacteria, various surfaces of hotel rooms in Texas, Indiana, and South Carolina were examined.
In these, it was discovered that the most polluted areas are toilets.
However, the surprise was that the most dirty or germ-laden objects are the remote control and the side lamps.
If you have to stay in a hotel, the Avrek Law Firm gives you five tips to prevent illness and injuries:
- Wash your hands often. It is the most basic way to help you eliminate bacteria.
- Use alcohol-based disinfectant wipes.
- Disinfect the television controls, door handles, and telephone.
- Never walk barefoot in the bedroom and bathrooms.
- Never put your suitcases on the floor.