If you have been injured at a hotel in or around Philadelphia, contact us today for a free consultation. Edith Pearce is an experienced Philadelphia premises liability lawyer, whose years of experience have taught her how to leverage her “insider” industry information to get full and fair compensation for her clients. We will thoroughly investigate your dangerous premises claim and work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial if necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Philadelphia Hotel Injuries
If you live here in Philly or have visited recently you are fully aware of all of the hotels we have here. Many are convenient to Center City and serve up convenient valet parking. Just a few of our nice hotels include the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Residence Inn, Alexander Inn, Monaco, Hyatt Bellvue and Wyndham, and of course we have many hotels which are owned by Hilton such as DoubleTree, Garden Inn and Embassy Suites. Other popular hotels include the Warwick, Sheraton, The Logan, and Holiday Inn.
Given the volume of guest traffic, it’s inevitable that people will be injured in or near a hotel building. Depending on the circumstances surrounding an accident, it might be possible to have the hotel or a contractor liable for personal injury under the law of premises liability.
What is premises liability?
The law of premises liability can cause an owner or occupier of land to be held liable for injuries suffered by people as a result of the owner or occupier’s negligence, failure to keep people safe or failure to warn. Some examples of premises liability cases might involve injuries from:
- Slips and trips
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Construction accidents
- Assaults including robbery
- Sexual assaults including rape
- Negligent security
The owner of a hotel is required to take reasonable security precautions to protect guests from foreseeable harm. That includes having adequate security. Adequacy can depend on any number of factors including criminal activity on or around the premises. Given their locations, some hotels might need to take more extensive security measures than others. Some measures might include:
- Limiting access to the premises
- Sufficient lighting
- Monitoring the premises with security cameras
- Performing employee background checks
- Maintaining a security staff
Compensation might be available for people who have been injured in a hotel accident or assault. Damages that can be claimed are allowed to include:
- Past medical bills and medical bills reasonably expected to be incurred in the future
- Earnings lost in the past and earnings reasonably expected to be lost in the future
- Any permanent disfigurement
- Any permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of a normal life
Written and recorded statements
Hotels are supposed to be safe places to stay. If you’ve been injured on or near a hotel premises, report the injury immediately to management, but be aware that you do not have to give the hotel or its insurer a written or recorded statement and if you do they may use it against you in the future.
Contact a Philadelphia Hotel Injury Lawyer today
Contact our offices right away for a free case consultation and evaluation with one of our experienced Pennsylvania hotel accident lawyers. Different entities might be pointing their fingers at each other while you’re trying to recover from your injuries. We’ll force them to sort out liability.
We’re knowledgeable, aggressive and successful Pennsylvania hotel accident lawyers. There’s no cost for you to retain us. That’s because we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t even get paid unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. On that basis, there’s no reason not to call us.
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