Hotels usually have irons in guest rooms that allow guests to iron their clothes (which normally gets very wrinkled in luggage). Unfortunately, these irons tend to be old, in disrepair, and sometimes even defective. This poses a significant risk of injuries to guests; more specifically, it poses a risk of electric shock. If you or a loved one suffered electric shock injuries due to an iron at a hotel, you could have the right to sue.
If you are looking for a hotel iron injury attorney with experience in electrical shock injuries, contact us today. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our team is more than ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to start the legal process and fight for your rights. Our team has decades of experience and is ready to handle your hotel iron injury claim effectively and help you sue the hotel owner for the harm that you or a loved one suffered.
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Electrical Shock Injuries from Irons at Hotels
Irons are supposed to be a helpful amenity for guests. However, irons that are old, defective, broken, have exposed wiring, or that are connected to faulty outlets, for instance, can lead to injuries to hotel guests that are just trying to iron their clothes. Old, broken, and defective irons can lead to electric shock (which can cause muscle spasms or loss of muscle control), thermal burns, electrical burns, falls (from being jostled by the shock), and electrocution. Of course, these incidents and injuries are avoidable. If the irons had been inspected and removed/replaced from the hotel rooms, then they would not pose a risk to guests.
Other Incidents on Hotel Properties: In addition to electric shock injuries caused by irons in hotels, there are many other incidents and injuries that can occur in hotels. These incidents can include trip and fall accidents, slip and fall accidents, falling object incidents, bathtub falls, shower chair collapse incidents, and bedbug bites incidents, for example. No matter the incident and the resulting injuries, we urge you to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
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Understanding Hotel Liability for Injuries on their Premises
After an incident at a hotel, it is important to understand liability. Who is liable for the injuries that happen in a hotel due to an incident with a hotel iron? Well, liability for incidents in hotels fall on hotel owners under premise liability. The concept of premise liability states that all property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for their guests. They must identify and address any hazards present throughout the premises, including any hazards presented by appliances provided by the hotel. This means that the hotel owners must make sure that the irons that they provide guests are kept in good condition, that wires are not damaged, and that the electrical outlets where the irons are plugged in are also in working order.
Unfortunately, many hotel owners simply ignore hazards. They only care about getting their guests in and out and getting paid; they do not care if their irons or other small appliances in their hotel rooms are not working correctly and pose a risk to guests. When hotel owners fail to address the different hazards present throughout their premises and incidents happen, they could be found liable for resulting injuries – and victims and their families could sue.
Can I Sue the Hotel Owner for my Iron Electric Injuries?
Yes – you could sue the hotel owner for any injuries that you or a loved one suffered on their premises, including for injuries caused by an iron provided by the hotel. Your right to sue will be based on the concept of premise liability, which was explained above. To summarize, hotel owners have a duty to keep their entire premises safe for their guests; this includes a duty to ensure that no appliances, like irons, represent a risk to guests. For more information about your right to sue, contact the experts here at our law firm as soon as possible.
Compensation for Hotel Iron Shock Injuries
Can I be compensated for the electric shock injuries suffered due to an iron at a hotel? Yes – you could be eligible to recover compensation. The different categories of compensation that could be available for recovery could include the following:
Pain and suffering
Wrongful death benefits (funeral/burial cosets and loss of consortium)
What is the average value of a hotel iron electric injury case? This is a tough question to answer as every case is different and trying to determine an average value that applies to all claims can be misleading. Case value is based on many factors, including the severity of the injuries, the permanency of the injuries, the victim’s wage history, and more. In general, these claims can have values ranging from $45,000 to $700,000, and sometimes more. These are estimated values. For a more case-specific projection of the possible value of your claim, contact our legal team today.
How long does it take to settle a hotel iron electric shock case? The time that it takes to settle a case can vary significantly. In general, the more complex the case, the longer it takes to reach a settlement. Here at our law firm, we are committed to getting our clients the settlements that they are owed in under eight months (usually six to eight months). However, this is not always possible. Our goal is to settle even the most complex of cases in two years or less. We are also committed to keeping our clients informed every step of the way to ensure that they are never unsure of what is going on with their settlement process.
For more information about anything related to compensation – including the different categories of compensation available, the possible value of your claim, and the time that it could take to reach a settlement, contact our legal team. Our experts are more than ready to help you with your claim.
Steps to Take after an Injury at a Hotel
If you were injured due to an iron at your hotel, you should follow the recommendations listed below:
Photograph any visible injuries
Photograph the scene of the incident (including the iron)
Seek medical attention as soon as possible
Report the incident to hotel management and to the hotel owner (ensure that you make a written report and request a copy of the report)
Speak to any witnesses and collect their contact information for later reference
Gather any surveillance video that might have captured the incident
Collect all relevant medical records
Collect records of lost income
Seek legal assistance with experienced hotel injury lawyers immediately
The Statute of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to Sue for My Hotel Iron Injuries?
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations or deadline to sue. In California, all personal injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations; this means that claimants will only have two years to file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims on time, they run the risk of losing their right to sue entirely – that is, you will not be able to take any legal action for the harm that you or a loved one suffered. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your hotel iron electric shock injury claim, contact us today. Our lawyers will ensure that you file your claim on time.
Contact Our Team Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you or a loved one suffered electrical shock injuries due to a hotel iron, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm suffered, you could have the right to file an injury lawsuit against the hotel owner. For more information about the legal options available to you and your family, we recommend that you contact our legal team today. Our experts at the Downtown L.A. Law Group have decades of experience handling personal injury lawsuits, including hotel injury claims. Our hotel iron electric shock injury attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the payout that you are owed.
To ensure that our legal services remain accessible to all, we offer free legal services – which include free initial consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our expert hotel iron injury attorneys will be available to answer all of your questions and address all your concerns. In other words, our team will be available to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. Contact us today to benefit from our free legal services.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not have to worry about paying upfront legal costs for our legal services. In addition, our team works on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be responsible for covering legal costs unless they win their claims. Even then, all legal costs come from your settlement, so you will never have to pay anything out of pocket.
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