With the coronavirus pandemic seemingly coming more under control, more and more people are beginning to take vacations once again. Of course, hotels are very frequently a part of vacationing, and Texas has many wonderful hotels where individuals and their families can stay. Unfortunately, there are times where hotel management or staff are negligent, and when this happens, people are often injured. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a hotel accident, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of hotel accidents?
Hotel accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons, as hotels frequently offer guests various features and amenities, such as swimming pools, gyms, and more. For this very reason, hotel management and staff must regularly maintain these amenities and features to ensure they are safe for all to use. When they do not, serious accidents can occur. Some of the most common causes of hotel accidents are as follows:
- Escalator/elevator accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
- Accidents due to inadequate security
- Accidents due to inadequate lighting
- Food poisoning
- Parking garage accidents
- Hot tub accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Unsanitary conditions
- Gym accidents
- Stairway accidents
- Defective furniture accidents
What should I do if I am injured in a hotel?
If you are injured in a hotel accident, whether due to a slip and fall or otherwise, the first thing you should do is notify hotel management and they will write up an incident report. You should then call the police, take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident, ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name and phone number, seek immediate medical treatment, and hire a knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
How long will I have to sue a hotel owner for an injury in Texas?
If you are injured in a hotel accident, you must ensure that you file your premises liability claim on time. Every state has a deadline by which the wrongly injured must file their personal injury claims, and Texas is no different. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. Do not wait too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.
Contact our experienced Houston firm
We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.