Common Hotel Injuries
Whether you’re staying in a hotel for business or pleasure, the last thing you’re likely to expect is being injured in the process. The fact is, however, that hotels aren’t always run as carefully as they should be, and dangerous accidents can happen. If you’ve been injured in a hotel accident, consult with an experienced Round Rock personal injury lawyer today.
Slip and Fall Accidents
While slipping and falling may not sound terribly dangerous, slip and falls frequently cause serious injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. When a hotel fails to keep its grounds and interior maintained in a manner that allows for safe passage, serious slip and fall accidents can ensue. Examples include bunched, torn, cracked, or otherwise damaged flooring; wet, slippery flooring; walkways cluttered with debris; poorly maintained furniture; unsafe stairways with inadequate handrails and/or lighting; poor lighting in general; and much, much more.
Swimming Pool Accidents
One of the highlights of spending time in a hotel is often the onsite pool (especially if you’re traveling with children), but swimming pool accidents are often extremely serious accidents. Such accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including:
- Inadequate lighting
- Inadequate maintenance
- Absence of safety equipment
- Defective diving boards and/or ladders
- Poorly trained or absent lifeguards (or failure to clearly notify guests of such an absence)
- Tripping hazards
- Failure to adequately keep young children out of the pool area (children are obviously drawn to swimming pools and are most vulnerable to serious injury)
Shuttle Car Accidents
Many hotels provide shuttle car services to and from the hotel, and they are responsible for adhering to all reasonable safety precautions in the process. If they hire inexperienced drivers, maintain their vehicles inadequately, pressure their drivers to over-perform, or do anything else that endangers occupants, the hotel can be found responsible for any damages incurred.
When you’re spending time in a hotel, you probably don’t give much thought to burns, but these serious injuries are not uncommon. Hotels use heating equipment in breakfast buffets – for example – that, when kept too hot, can burn anyone who comes in contact with it. Further, malfunctioning equipment such as hair dryers, lamps, and even outlets can lead to electrical burns. Scalding water in the tub or shower also represents a potential danger – especially for young children. Finally, the cleaning products used by housekeeping can lead to chemical burns if they’re handled carelessly.
If a Hotel Stay Leaves You Injured, You Need an Experienced Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side
No one goes to a hotel expecting to leave injured, but injury-causing accidents, nevertheless, do happen. If you’ve been injured at a hotel, attorney Elissa Henry at Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC, in Round Rock, Texas, is on your side. Ms. Henry is an experienced personal injury lawyer who is committed to aggressively advocating for your case’s best possible resolution. Our dedicated legal team is here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at (512) 766-4529 for more information today.