Hotel Accident Attorney in Newark, DE

Delaware is home to hundreds of hotels. Beaches, cities, businesses, and colleges are just some of the attractions that bring people to visit the state and utilize the numerous options available to them. Hotel owners and staff have an obligation to every person who enters its premises. It is important for them to regularly monitor for hazards and take the necessary steps to fix issues as they arise and before anyone is hurt. When a person, customer or not, gets injured on hotel property because of negligence, it could reason to take legal action.  After conducting a comprehensive investigation, a personal injury attorney can assess the validity of a premises liability case, guide a victim through his or her legal options, and zealously fight for maximum compensation. If you have been injured in a Delaware hotel, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney. Contact MW&M for a free initial consultation.

Common hotel accidents

Whether you are staying in a hotel or just passing through, you should be safe from hazards that can injure you. Most hotel accidents could have been avoided with the proper care. Discussing your legal matter with an attorney is best. We have handled countless hotel accidents involving:

  • Stairwells
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Gym equipment
  • Sidewalks
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Parking lots and structures
  • Unsanitary conditions

Negligence

Hotel staff and owners are held to a certain standard of care to protect every visitor and customer. It is important for hotels and their surroundings to be regularly monitored for issues, like the ones described above. When this level of care is not met and a hotel’s staff acts negligently, people can be hurt and they can be held liable.

Personal injury victims are held to a legal principle called the burden of proof. A victim of personal injury must prove the case for compensation. If it was established that the hotel staff or property owner knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard and did nothing to address it, it could be a situation that entitles the victim to a range of damages, including lost wages, the impact to future wages, mounting medical bills and future bills, and pain and suffering.

 Collecting evidence

If you are able, there are some things you can do to help prove your case. Before considering these steps, it is vital to get the medical attention you deserve. When you are tended to by a medical professional, your injuries, location, and general time of the accident are documented. This is a good start to a personal injury case. If possible, take pictures of what injured you and collect the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed the accident. If you are not able, contact an attorney as soon as possible to come to the scene and preserve evidence in your stead. For many, constructing a case days after an incident occurred is an overwhelming, sometimes impossible task. When someone is hurt on hotel property, the staff will quickly fix the issue in order to stop further injuries from taking place. Time is of the essence so act quickly.

Contact an experienced hotel accident attorney

If you were injured in a hotel and believe it was caused by the negligence, contact our firm. MW&M provides swift and effective legal services to victims of serious injury across Delaware. Our firm is dedicated to every case, giving each situation its full attention. If you need a passionate and effective law firm, contact MW&M for a free consultation today.