Almost every hotel provides blow dryers in their rooms. Of course, these blow dryers are convenient to hotel guests. Unfortunately, these blow dryers are often old and in disrepair, which ultimately results in injuries to unsuspecting guests. Some of the most common hotel blow dryer injuries include electric shock. If you or a member of your family suffered electrical shock due to a blow dryer at a hotel, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The guys here at our law firm are ready to help you.
Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our hotel injury attorneys are committed to representing our clients, fighting for their rights, ensuring that all liable parties/entities are held accountable, and getting our clients the best recovery possible. Our team has decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims and can help you hold the negligent hotel owner accountable for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered.
If you are ready to speak with a hotel blow dryer injury attorney, contact us today.
Electrical Shock from Hotel Blow Dryers
Blow dryers that are old, defective, or are connected to faulty electrical outlets can ultimately cause harm to unsuspecting hotel guests. More specifically, these blow dryers can lead to electrical burns, electric shock resulting in muscle spasms or loss of muscle control, thermal burns, falls, and electrocution. All of these injuries are completely avoidable. Unfortunately, hotel owners often fail to address the hazards throughout their premises. So these problematic blow dryers are left in hotel rooms for guests to use and potentially suffer injuries.
Other Incidents on Hotel Premises – In addition to electric shock injuries resulting from blow dryers in hotel rooms, many other injuries can occur on the premises of hotels. Some examples of these other incidents include the following: slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, falling object incidents, shower chair collapse incident, bathtub falls, and even bed bug bite injuries, for instance. If you sustained injuries due to any of these incidents, the hotel owner could be liable for the harm that you suffered.
Hotel Liability for Injuries on their Premises
So, who is liable for the injuries that happen at a hotel? Who is liable for injuries caused by a blow dryer at a hotel room? In general, liability for incidents in hotels falls to the hotel owner. This is because under the concept of premise liability, all property owners have a duty to keep their entire premises free of any hazards or dangerous conditions that could ultimately lead to injuries. If they fail to identify these hazards or dangerous conditions, then they can be responsible for any resulting harm. This is based on the duty of care owed to their guests.
Can I Sue a Hotel Owner?
Yes – you can sue the hotel owner for the injuries that you or a loved one suffered at a hotel. This is because all property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for their guests. For more information about your right to sue for the injuries resulting from a blow dryer at a hotel, contact our legal team today.
Can I Recover Compensation?
If you suffered electric shock due to a blow dryer at a hotel room, you could certainly have the right to sue and recover compensation. How much compensation could you recover? Based on the details surrounding your electric shock blow dryer injury claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death benefits (funeral and burial costs as well as loss of consortium)
- Legal fees
Here at our law firm, our hotel injury lawyers are committed to getting our clients the highest recovery available for their claims. Our firm is often approached with questions specific to compensation and getting a settlement. These questions are addressed below.
What is the average value of a hotel blow dryer electric injury case? It can be difficult to try and establish an average value of all hotel blow dryer electric shock injury cases. After all, these cases are very different from one another. Trying to establish an average value can be misleading. Rather, we can provide an estimated value range. Case values can range anywhere from $50,000 to $750,000 depending on the details of the case (including the severity of the injuries, whether the injuries resulted in permanent harm, and even the victim’s wage history, for example).
How long does it take to settle a hotel blow dryer injury case? Here at our law firm, we are committed to settling these types of cases as quickly as possible. We understand that it is very frustrating for claimants to have to wait long for their case to settle, and we want to help you get your settlement as quickly as possible so that you can put the experience behind you and move on with your life. In general, our team can settle these types of cases in six to eight months. However, it is important to note that depending on the details of the case, the settlement process can take longer – up to two years. Here at our law firm, we will always work towards getting you the settlement that you are owed within a reasonable length of time.
For more information about the type of compensation that you could receive, the average value associated with these types of claims, and the time that it can take to settle these claims, contact us today.
What Should I Do? What Steps Should I Take?
If you were injured at a hotel, it is important that you do the following:
- Take photos of your injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the incident
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible
- Report the incident to management and to the property owner (make a written report and request a copy)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather all relevant medical records
- Seek legal assistance with our hotel blow dryer lawyers as soon as possible
How Long Do I Have to Sue?
In California, personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. If claimants fail to file their claims on time, they could lose their right to sue entirely. Because of this, it is essential that claimants act fast and seek legal assistance as soon as possible. If you are unsure of the time that you have to file your claim, contact us today. Our team can help you better understand the deadline that applies to your claim.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you or a loved one suffered electrical shock due to a hotel blow dryer, you could have the right to file an injury lawsuit against the hotel owner. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the legal options available to you, including your right to sue and recover compensation, we recommend that you seek legal assistance with the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible. Our team here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group has decades of experience handling all sorts of personal injury lawsuits, including hotel injury lawsuits. Our hotel blow dryer electric shock lawyers are more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and recover the settlement that you are owed.
We are proud to offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our expert hotel bow dryer injury attorneys will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns, ensuring that all those interested in exploring their legal options have access to our expert lawyers. These are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal costs for our legal services. In addition, our team works on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay any legal fees unless their claims are successful. If you do not win, you will not be responsible for paying anything whatsoever.
Contact us today if you are ready to speak with our hotel blow dryer injury attorneys.