When booking a hotel room, the last thing you expect is leaving its premises in an ambulance. During a vacation or while staying in a hotel for other reasons, you have a reasonable expectation that the hotel and its premises are free of any hazards that can cause injury or harm.
In Missouri, hotel owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of all guests. The same duty of care applies to resorts and motels. The law may also protect U.S. citizens who get injured while vacationing abroad.
More often than not, hotel accidents occur as a result of the hotel’s negligence in maintaining rooms, sidewalks, lobbies, bathrooms, swimming pools, parking lots, and other areas on the premises.
If you were hurt in a hotel, let our Kansas City hotel accident attorney at Peddicord & Townsend LLC, determine liability in your case, collect and preserve evidence establishing the hotel owner’s negligence, and help you pursue compensation.
Under premises liability law in Missouri, hotel, motel, and resort owners, as well as their employees, have a legal responsibility to ensure their guests’ safety.
For example, if a hotel employee forgets to place the “wet floor” sign after mopping the tile floor in a hotel lobby, and one of the guests slips and falls as a result, the owner of the hotel will be vicariously liable for the resulting damages and losses.
Contact a Kansas City hotel accident lawyer as soon as possible to investigate your case, determine who breached the duty of care, and build a compelling legal argument to receive maximum compensation.
Our skilled hotel accident attorneys at Peddicord & Townsend LLC, have represented victims who have suffered injuries resulting from the negligence of hotel employees, improperly maintained properties, defective equipment in hotels, as well as slip and fall accidents in hotels, motels, and resorts in the U.S. and abroad.
Hotel accidents involve the following causes and factors:
When a hotel fails to take the necessary and legally required measures to ensure your safety during your vacation, seek help from our hotel accident lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend LLC. Our attorneys can assist you in the process of pursuing a premises liability claim against the negligent hotel and its employees.
To demonstrate your eligibility to recover damages in a case against the negligent hotel, you will have to show strong evidence proving that the hotel or its employee(s) were aware of the danger or should have known about it, and failed to remedy the hazard within a reasonable amount of time.
A hotel can be held vicariously liable for the actions or lack of action of its employees as long as the negligence occurred in the course of their employment. While hotels are usually cooperative when one of their guests gets injured to protect their reputation and avoid litigation, do not be quick to accept any settlements.
Consult with a Kansas City hotel accident attorney to determine whether the offered amount of money in the settlement represents the full value of your damages and losses.