St. Louis Hotel Injuries
Hotel guests rightfully expect that their stay will go smoothly and that the hotel will be free from dangerous conditions that have the potential to cause injury. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and every year a substantial number of people are injured in preventable accidents that take place in hotels. In many cases, victims of hotel injuries can recover significant financial compensation for their medical expenses and physical and emotional suffering from the company that operates the hotel. This can be true even in cases where a victim was partially at fault for his or her accident. As a result, anyone who has been injured in a hotel accident in St. Louis or elsewhere in Missouri should discuss his or her options with one of the experienced premises liability lawyers at The Bruning Law Firm as soon as possible.
There are many kinds of hotel accidents that have the potential to result in serious injury. Some of the most common include the following:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common injury-causing accidents that occur at hotels. A slip and fall accident could be caused by hotel staff negligence in a number of ways, including wet floors, debris left in walkways, inadequate lighting, or exposed electrical wiring.
- Swimming Pool Accidents
While swimming pools are amenities that often draw visitors to one hotel over another, they also have the potential to cause serious injury. Hotels owe a duty to their guests to make sure that their pools are in a reasonably safe condition2, and failure to do so can result in legal liability. Broken pool equipment, failure to properly secure a pool, slippery pool decks, or improperly sanitized are examples of the kinds of pool conditions that have the potential to cause a serious injury.
- Broken Furniture
Many hotels attempt to make repairs to broken or worn furniture rather than replacing it in an attempt to cut operating costs. Unfortunately, it is often only a matter of time until an unlucky guest is the one who gets injured when the repaired furniture finally collapses. In many cases, a guest injured by broken furniture will be able to recover for his or her injuries by filing a legal claim.
Contact a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
Anyone who has been injured in a hotel accident should discuss their options with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with a St. Louis personal injury attorney, call The Bruning Law Firm today at (314) 898-3078 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.