Whether you are on a relaxing vacation or passing through on a business trip, your Texas hotel stay should be enjoyable.
Unfortunately, not all hotel stays provide a great night’s sleep and a continental breakfast.
If you are injured at a hotel in the state of Texas, you may be entitled to hotel injury compensation.
Accidents happen, but some are preventable with reasonable care.
You should not have to pay for injuries you sustained due to someone else’s negligence.
If your injury occurred because of something that the hotel management knew about or should have reasonably known about, you may be wondering how to sue the hotel for personal injury.
The team at Armstrong Lee & Baker understands what it takes to secure fair hotel injury compensation.
We are experienced personal injury attorneys who do not believe in settling for less than what you deserve.
Choosing how to sue a hotel can be a complex process, and we are happy to guide you every step of the way, so you can be confident that you have the best legal strategy in place.
Do I Have a Case Against the Hotel?
If you were injured in a hotel, or any other business, this type of case falls under the legal umbrella of premises liability.
Premises liability is a type of personal injury claim that arises when the owner or manager of a property fails to properly maintain the premises and, as a result, someone suffers an injury.
In Texas, there are four elements you will need to prove to have a successful case against the hotel:
- There was a condition on the property that presented an unreasonable risk of harm;
- The property owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the risk;
- The property owner failed to take reasonable care to repair the dangerous condition or reduce the risk of harm; and
- A person was injured as a result of the condition of the property.
For example, if you slipped in the lobby because of a leak in the ice machine that the staff knew existed, you may have a case against the hotel.
Our team can help you determine the strength of your case and the best course of action to receive hotel injury compensation.
How to Sue a Hotel
If you believe you have a case against the hotel based on the legal concept of premises liability, there are several steps to take.
First of all, evidence is going to be an important factor for your case. Keep any photos you have of the area where the accident occurred.
You will need to address the incident with hotel management, but make sure that you do not say anything that would imply you were at fault.
This can be used against you later on. Seek medical attention and keep track of any expenses related to the injury.
Also, be sure to keep the shoes and clothes you were wearing at the time of the incident.
Contact our hotel injury lawyers as soon as possible. The next step is usually to file a claim with the hotel’s insurance company.
It is often a good idea to have your attorney help with this process.
Insurance companies are not known for making fair settlement offers, and our team understands the tactics they often use to try and get you to settle quickly for less than what you deserve.
You do not have to accept the offer from an insurance company. You have the right to a jury trial and the opportunity to have your case heard.
You Need a Skilled Hotel Injury Attorney
Our team of experienced trial lawyers has secured multi-million dollar awards for our clients and are not afraid to take on large, deep-pocketed hotel chains.
We encourage you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal options and take action.