When guests stay at a hotel, they expect their safety to be the top priority of employees. Unfortunately, this is not always true in the hospitality industry.
While slip and falls can happen anywhere in a hotel setting, the following areas are where they commonly occur. We at Metro Atlanta Law Group want you to be aware of the dangers.
Bathtubs & Shower
In homes, the bathroom is one of the most dangerous places, so it stands to reason this is true in hotels too. Hotels are responsible for ensuring there are no-slip grips and grab bars to help prevent falls.
Parking Lots & Garages
Other dangerous places when visiting a hotel are parking lots and parking garages. Poor lighting, uneven ground, potholes, and broken wheel stops can all pose risks to hotel guests. Even the speedbumps can be overly slick and cause accidents.
Stairways are also a great source of danger in hotels. Often, stairways have poor lighting, and they can have improper surfaces or worn areas. The stairs should be carefully marked to help avoid injuries.
Ramps can become slick with weather events or because of improper maintenance. These are a source of many injuries in hotels.
Other Sources of Injuries in Atlanta Hotels
Pool & deck areas
Balconies & landings
Why Should You Choose Metro Atlanta Law Group?
If you have been injured in a hotel, you are likely feeling overwhelmed. You may be wondering who will be responsible for paying your medical bills, replacing your lost wages, or even helping with your pain and suffering.
Metro Atlanta Law Group is a law firm with vast expertise in working with hotel slip and fall accident victims. We represent local Atlanta residents and those traveling from other states. Because of our expertise, we have even received client referrals from other injury lawyers who simply could not make the hotels pay.
Common Factors Associated With Most Hotel Slip & Fall Accidents
Whether for business or pleasure, visiting a hotel should be a relaxing experience. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured in hotels each year. The most common factors involved in slip and fall accidents in hotels include the following.
Lack of safety rails, grab bars, and handrails
Missing non-slip surfaces in wet areas, such as around the pool or in the bath
Inadequate landing areas
Poor maintenance on walking surfaces throughout the hotel grounds
Improper parking lot components
What Steps Should You Take If You Become Injured
Nobody wants to become injured while visiting a hotel, especially if they are visiting from out of town. In the panic and pain of the accident, victims often forget the steps they should take. The following is a reminder.
1. Seek immediate medical attention, no matter how minor your injuries may seem. Tell the doctor you were injured at your hotel.
2. Be aware most hotels have surveillance cameras. Ask for the footage of your slip and fall.
3. Be accurate when filling out an accident report for the hotel. Ask for a copy of the report.
4. Do not attempt to overstate or understate your injuries. Give factual information on how the fall happened.
5. Consult with a slip and fall hotel attorney before you speak with any insurance companies, including your own. Our attorneys offer free consultation appointments to injured people.
What Damages Can You Recover in a Hotel Slip & Fall Accident?
You have fallen and become seriously injured in a hotel slip and fall accident. The medical bills are piling up, and you cannot pay them because you cannot work. How can you get the fair compensation you are owed?
Metro Atlanta Law Group is waiting to take your call. You do not have to do this alone, and you should not! Below are some of the damages you can receive financial compensation for in your claim.
Pain & Suffering
Medical Bills (Now & Future)
Loss of Consortium
Mental Anguish & Emotional Distress
Do you know slip & fall accidents are the second-leading cause of death in the United States? Common injuries caused by slip and falls include broken bones, head injuries, and back injuries.
Although the beautiful hotels in downtown Atlanta do a good job at keeping guests safe, accidents can happen anywhere. Some hotels do not follow Georgia laws and cause slip and fall accidents because of their negligence.
Do You Have a Strong Case?
Facing a hotel owner and proving negligence is a formidable task for injured victims, especially if they attempt the process alone. Large hotels hire the very best insurance companies because they are ruthless in their attempts to pin blame.
If you are thinking about going it alone with your injury claim, don’t! We attorneys at Metro Atlanta Law Group are here for you. We will fight for your rights, and we will hold the negligent hotel owners accountable.
Are You Ready to Get Help From an Experienced Hotel Slip & Fall Attorney?
You have nothing to lose by calling us now to schedule a free consultation appointment. Allow us to evaluate your claim and offer legal advice. If you decide to hire us, we provide contingency.
If we do not win your case, you do not pay attorney’s fees. We can help you learn if you are entitled to financial compensation. Allow us to discuss your legal options now.
You can reach our hotel slip & fall legal team 24/7, even on nights, weekends, and holidays. You will always get an answer to your call. Let us become your legal advocate and help you every step of the way.