New York City is the biggest city in the United States. It also one of the most popular cities in the world. It is because of this that it attracts millions of people from around the world every year.
To accommodate tourists, there are hundreds of hotels throughout the city for guests to stay during their visit. When people come to stay at a hotel, they trust that it will be safe. However, accidents can happen in a hotel if its owners and the staff do not provide a certain standard of care. This requires them to conduct regular inspections of the property and follow proper safety procedures to ensure their guests will not be harmed during their stay. If they fail to do so, it is possible for guests to become seriously injured. If an individual is injured due to the negligence of a hotel owner or its staff, it is important to seek legal representation for your case.
Types of Hotel Accidents
The city of New York is a bustling city. Therefore, hotels can also become very crowded. In order to keep guests happy and entertained, hotels offer several amenities. If a hotel does not take care of these amenities, accidents can happen and guests can become injured. There are many ways an accident can happen in a hotel. This may include:
- Stairwell accidents
- Elevator/escalator accidents
- Defective gym equipment
- Unsafe buildings and walkways
- Swimming pool accidents
- Food poisoning
- Inadequate security on the premises
Property owners are obligated to take care of their grounds for guests. This is also true for hotel owners and the staff they hire. This requires them to repair or remove any harmful conditions on the premises. It also demands that they make guests aware of any unfixed dangers. They must also train the staff for all emergency and safety procedures as well as hire adequate security. If they do not do so, the hotel may be held liable for any injuries that happen as a result.
When an individual wants to hold a hotel responsible for their injury, they must prove the owner was negligent in providing their guests with a safe premises. To do this, they must satisfy the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured to collect evidence that proves the hotel owner knew, or should have known about, the conditions that caused their injury and did nothing to fix it. Evidence may include medical documentation of the injury, security footage of the hotel, pictures of the hazard, or any witnesses to the accident.
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If you or someone you know was injured due to hotel negligence and wish to seek legal representation, contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today.
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