Hotels should provide a great place to relax after extensive travel. They should be well-maintained, clean, safe, and comfortable.
But hotels see a lot of traffic, especially during peak travel times. Summer and winter holidays are especially high-traffic periods for hotels. During these busy times, the strain on hotel staff and management may lead to hurried maintenance practices, perhaps leaving critical areas like hotel pools, kitchen, stairs, and others in less-than-reliable shape. Even hotel furniture can be left needing repair.
In times like these, injuries on hotel premises become much more likely. Thankfully, a personal injury lawyer will be familiar with handling premise liability cases should anything unfortunate occur while you’re staying at a hotel. Today, the team at Tolbert Beadle, LLC discusses the areas of a hotel that present the most potential for hazards.
Hotel showers present a problem mostly because they are unfamiliar spaces. Hotel ventilation does not always ensure that tiled floors just outside the shower will remain dry during a steamy shower, either. These factors make slip and fall incidents somewhat common in hotels, and they can be especially dangerous when you consider the protruding metal of the faucet or the hard edge of a tub.
These things could cause real damage on impact if the worst were to happen, such as fractured or broken bones. In the event of a fall in a hotel shower, be sure to take photos of the area and document your account of the event. Notify hotel staff, and consider placing a call to a personal injury lawyer.
Swimming pools present many of the same potential hazards as the hotel shower. The significant difference is that they are used by others and may be more crowded. Typically, as more people get in and out of the pool, the surrounding concrete will be wetter. Pool steps may not always be marked or have strips to improve grip, and this is where falls often occur. As with the shower, be sure to document the event, and use your phone to snap pictures of the area. These things will help explain your case to a personal injury lawyer.
When hotels take improper care of their bedding, bed bugs may start inhabiting the linens and mattress. This is not only disgusting, but it can cost a lot of money and time to get rid of the bed bugs should you be unfortunate enough to transport them home with you in your suitcase or on your body. Should this happen, you could be looking at a premise liability case. Call a personal injury lawyer to discuss the details.
Tolbert Beadle, LLC Personal Injury Lawyer
Make sure you’re compensated for a ruined vacation. Call a personal injury lawyer if you’ve been injured in a hotel due to poor maintenance or negligence. You can reach Tolbert Beadle, LLC 24-hours a day by calling 1-800-887-4030.