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Filing a Claim After a Slip and Fall in a New Jersey Hotel
Pursuing a premises liability lawsuit against a hotel for a slip and fall is a complex undertaking. If you do not file a claim in time, you will lose out on compensation for all resulting damages, including medical expenses and lost wages.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our New Jersey hotel slip and fall accident lawyers have a successful track record of attaining satisfactory settlements and verdicts for clients. We are so confident in our negotiation and courtroom skills that we offer our premium services on a contingency fee basis. If we're not able to get you coverage, we won't ask for a fee, guaranteed. For more information, call us today at (609) 240-0040.
After an injury at a hotel, it is absolutely vital that you consult with an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who will fight tirelessly to preserve your best interests.
Dangerous Slip and Fall Conditions in NJ Hotels
Hotels are generally large buildings with many areas where guests visit, including: reception, guest rooms, conference rooms, bars and restaurants, pool areas, bathrooms, fitness rooms and many hallways. With many varied spaces to oversee, it is not hard to imagine a maintenance task left unattended for some time.
Overworked hotel maintenance staff may not be responsive to the building's needs. While the hotel may save money by understaffing, they may be putting people at risk. A torn carpet in the hallway can easily trip a guest and cause facial injuries or broken bones. A loose rung on a pool ladder can lead to a slip on the pool edge. This can be even more dangerous if someone is injured and then falls into the water. A malfunctioning treadmill can cause a serious injury.
New Jersey Hotel Liability in Slip and Fall Accident Cases
Under NJ premises liability law, every hotel guest is considered an "invitee" and thus legally entitled to a certain amount of protection. Hotel owners must maintain safe conditions on the premises as a part of their duty to guests. This includes addressing all fall hazards in a timely fashion once they are discovered. A hotel owner may be held liable in an injury lawsuit if the following conditions are met:
- The owner failed to uphold their duty of care;
- There was an injury incident; and
- The injury incident was directly tied to the owner's breach of duty.
Getting You the Means for Recovery
You should not have to suffer financially, as well as physically, if you have sustained a fall injury in NJ. The hotel is responsible for keeping you safe while you are on the premises and they must be held to that responsibility. The cost of medical treatment can be astronomical, and certain types of injuries can change your life forever. The cost of ongoing care for the lasting effects of severe injuries can easily bankrupt a family.
If you suffered a major injury due to a trip and fall at a hotel, you need an experienced legal team behind you so that you can recover the greatest financial compensation for your losses. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our New Jersey slip and fall attorneys are here for you and want to see you get the judgment or settlement you deserve. We build trust and personal relationships with each of our clients so that we can achieve the best possible results. Call us today at (609) 240-0040 for a free case evaluation.
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