Imagine going on vacation with your family and showing up at a hotel, which looked top notch online, only to realize its dilapidated conditions are not only an eyesore but also a safety hazard. In Marion County, West Virginia, a man named James Mason is suing over claims he was injured on the premises of a hotel parking garage. The complaint states that as Mason was walking on the pathway to the parking garage of the Mclure Hotel, he slipped on liquid, which had collected on a wooden ramp and fell.
Mason is accusing the hotel owners of negligence in failing to eradicate ice and snow from the facility and maintain it adequately. Mr. Mason is requesting over $50,000 in damages, as well as medical expenses and lost earnings.
Premises Liability and Hotels
Just like any piece of land or property, hotels are required to keep their facilities safe and free from harm for patrons. Under the law of premises liability, patrons, guests, and customers are entitled to a reasonable assumption that they will be safe and free from harm when entering someone else’s premises, especially if they are invited or if the location is a place of business.
Injured at a Hotel
If and when you have been hurt in a hotel, casino, or other place of business, you should acquire the medical care you need first and foremost. Then, it’s wise to follow the following steps:
- Pursue immediate physical care and clearly communicate every single symptom to your healthcare provider.
- Do what your doctor says. If you continue to exhibit symptoms or want a second opinion, don’t delay—pursue follow-up care.
- Retain all bills and documents from your medical treatment and get excuses for any time missed at your place of employment.
Tavares Premises Liability AttorneyIf have been involved in an accident at a hotel or place of business and feel the business is at fault for negligence, contact the experienced attorneys at Oldham & Smith. We can address your questions and concerns. Call (352) 292-1620 to schedule a consultation or fill out our contact form.