Going on a vacation is arguably the most joyful and exciting experience for many people in our country regardless of whether you book a hotel room somewhere in Dallas, Texas, or elsewhere in the U.S. or are vacationing abroad.
And while most of us expect the hotel to care about our safety and eliminate all obvious and non-obvious risks to our safety and health for the duration of our stay, there are many hotels, motels, and resorts that fail to provide safe premises to all their guests and ensure a high standard of care.
“Interestingly, hotel owners have the same legal duty of care to protect U.S. citizens from harm both in the U.S. and when vacationing in other countries,” says our Dallas hotel accident attorney at Law Office of Dorothy Hyde.
If you were injured at a hotel in your room, lobby, bathroom, swimming pool, parking lot, or any other area on the hotel’s property, you may be able to hold the hotel responsible for your injury. However, there are certain elements of a personal injury claim that you will have to establish with the help of a skilled premises liability lawyer in order to receive compensation.
More often than not, hotels are sued by their guests in personal injury lawsuits due to the hotel’s negligent maintenance of its grounds. If a hotel fails to take reasonable care of its premises and maintain it in a safe and sanitary condition, that hotel is breaching its duty of care and can be held liable for any resulting damages and losses suffered by the injured guest.
However, since most hotels hire the best defense lawyers in Texas, proving negligence or carelessness on the part of a hotel can be extremely difficult. Hotels and their insurance companies are not eager to provide payments left and right, which is why they may:
As you may have guessed, these are just a small fraction of deceitful, manipulative, unfair, and dishonest tactics used by insurance companies, hotels, and their lawyers to deny your claim or substantially minimize its value.
Our experienced hotel accident attorney in Dallas has outlined some of the most common causes of guest injury for which a hotel can be held liable:
Generally, in order to prove the hotel’s fault in a hotel accident and hold it responsible for your injury, you will need to prove that (a) the hotel was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition that caused or contributed to your injury, and (b) the hotel failed to remedy the condition or address the issue that caused or contributed to your injury.
In any case, it’s always a good idea to consult with a Dallas hotel injury lawyer. Contact Law Office of Dorothy Hyde for a free case evaluation. Call our offices at 214-883-1700 today.
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