Hotels are intended to be locations where an individual can relax, unwind, and enjoy their stay without any worries. Unfortunately, some hotels end up causing their visitors to stress by failing to ensure that their property is free of hazards that could harm their guests. If you or a family member was injured while staying at a Days Inn hotel, contact an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney today.
At the Reiff Law Firm, our skilled attorneys can help you examine your legal claim to determine the appropriate way to proceed. Our firm understands how a serious injury could affect your personal life and career, and we are here to help you pursue compensation for that injury. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your claim, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000, or contact us online.
Common Types of Hotel Accidents
If the owners of a hotel are not diligent when it comes to ensuring the safety of their guests, it can result in a number of scenarios where a guest could be injured. For example, if the owner of the hotel fails to properly maintain the elevators on the property, they could cause a guest or multiple guests a serious injury.
The following is a list of common types of hotel accidents that could lead to a serious injury.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are often the result of a person tripping over a property defect that should have been corrected by the owner of the property. For example, if a hotel mopped the floors in the lobby area but failed to warn guests of the wet floors, a guest could easily slip and sustain a severe injury.
The owners of a hotel have a duty to ensure that their property is free from hazards that could injure a guest. However, it can also be sufficient to warn a guest of a property defect that may not be easily apparent to a guest, like the use of a wet floor sign. If a hotel fails to do either of these actions, it could be held liable for injuries to its guests.
Bed bugs are tiny brown-reddish insects that can infest a hotel room if a room is not properly cleaned for each patron. Bed bugs like to hide in the crevices of linen and upholstery during the daytime only to sneak out at night and continuously bite a person.
When you enter a new hotel room, you should place your bags on a luggage holder while you check the room for bed bugs. The first place to check should be underneath the bedsheets and between the crevices of the mattress and headboard. If you see evidence of tiny brown or red spots, this can be an indication that your hotel has bed bugs.
Unfortunately, some patrons may not expect their hotel room to contain bed bugs. This can lead to being bitten by several bed bugs that will cause welts to develop and severely irritate the person’s skin. In some cases, a bed bug bite can cause other health conditions to develop. You should avoid staying at any hotel that may have a bed bug infestation.
Many Days Inn hotels come equipped with a gym that visitors could utilize while they stay at the property. As gym equipment can be used several times a day by multiple people, it is important to service this equipment as frequently as possible. However, some hotel owners may neglect to monitor equipment at their property, which can cause a dangerous accident. For example, if a treadmill malfunctions at high speed, a visitor can be thrown from the machine and suffer an injury.
A pool is another popular attraction that is often placed inside a hotel. It is important to perform frequent maintenance on a maintain to ensure that it is operating correctly. This can mean constantly monitoring the chlorine levels to make sure they are not too low or high, and inspecting the floor of the pool for any items that could cause a laceration.
If you were injured because your hotel failed to properly manage their pool or hot tub, you could hold that hotel liable for negligence.
Work with an Experienced Philadelphia Hotel Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a family member suffered a severe injury while visiting a Days Inn hotel, contact an experienced Philadelphia hotel injury lawyer today. The legal team at the Reiff Law Firm will provide you with the aggressive and unique legal representation that you deserve to handle your injury case. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 246-9000.