A considerable percentage of the U.S. population enjoys traveling. Additionally, historically there has been a significant segment of the working world that traveled for business. There was a significant pause and reduction in pleasure and business travel over the course of the past year. With the spring of 2021, an increase in travel is being seen. This trend is expected to continue as more people become vaccinated against COVID-19.
With increased travel comes more and more people spending time in hotels and motels as well as at resorts. While most hotel stays a free from major problems, that is not always the case. Every year, hotel guests end up suffering some type of accident-related injury at a property. As more of use considering heading out for personal or business travel, a consideration of the most frequently occurring types of hotel accidents that result in injuries can be helpful. Knowing the most commonplace types of hotel accidents can prove helpful in preventing their occurrence.
In the United States, the most commonplace types of hotel accidents resulting in injury are:
- Slip and fall incidents
- Food poisoning
- Broken fitness equipment
Slip and Fall Incident
In any given year, slip and fall incidents are the most commonplace types of hotel accidents across the United States. While slip and fall hotel accidents happen for a variety of different reasons, they all have the very real potential of causing serious personal injury.
Examples of injuries sustained by victims of hotel slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Soft tissue injury
Because many hotels are home to restaurants and provide their guests with room service, a common cause of patron injuries at these properties is food poisoning. While most cases of food poisoning resolve on their own, this type of illness can complete ruin a pleasure trip or wreak havoc on a business trip.
Broken Fitness Equipment
An alarming number of hotel guests are injured each year because of faulty or broken fitness equipment. While a fitness center in a hotel is a welcome feature for many guests, equipment in these gyms oftentimes is not up to snuff. Equipment may not be properly maintained, enhancing the risk of a malfunction that might result in a guest’s injury.
Injuries sustained by a hotel accident involving fitness equipment can be severe and even debilitation. Not only is a person apt to accumulate a good amount in the way of medical bills but such an individual my suffer lost wages for a period of time as well. If a person is injured by hotel fitness center equipment on a pleasure trip, the entire vacation may be an utter loss as a result.
Finally, hotels continue to be scenes of crimes committed against guests. The most common type of guest victimization involves some type of assault, including sexual assault.
A hotel has a specific legal duty regarding protecting guests from criminal victimization. A hotel as a legal duty to keep guests reasonable safe from criminal victimization while on a property. This includes not only reasonably safety in their rooms but in common areas as well.
If you or a loved on have been injured in a hotel accident, the experienced, dedicated legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. You can connect with our firm any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000. A nationwide law firm, we’ve hometown offices in 40 communities across the United States. This includes offices in some of the most frequently visited cities in the United States, locales where a significant number of people travel for pleasure or business every year.
In addition to scheduling an initial consultation at any one of our local offices, we can arrange a virtual consultation for you with a hotel accident lawyer online as well. There is never a charge for an initial consultation with a Doan Law Firm hotel accident lawyer.
The Doan Law Firm makes an attorney fee promise to you. Our firm will never charge you an attorney fee unless we win your case for you. Our legal team is committed to fighting tirelessly to obtain justice for you and the compensation you deserve.