Clients have called our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group, for many years to take legal action against hotels after suffering injuries on their properties. We know that locations like the Hilton Garden Inn can be prime locations for accidents, and you should be prepared to sue if you are injured while staying at such an establishment. By law, hotels must provide guests with safe and sanitary spaces, and if there are any violations, the hotel can be held accountable. There is the opportunity to file a lawsuit against the hotel if you were injured in an accident that could have been prevented had the hotel management or owner been more careful. Our Hilton Garden Inn accident lawyers are more than equipped to win your claim for you.
Accident Types at a Hilton Garden Inn
The accidents that you can suffer at a Hilton Garden Inn are not uncommon; they may occur at any hotel or motel across the country. Many of the incidents are brought about by the negligent action of the hotel staff or employees, while others are caused by third-party contractors that did not complete jobs or did not do them adequately, leading to hazards. Managers need to ensure that the hotels are safe for all guests to inhabit, and if there are hazards or dangers present, the establishment or chain can be held responsible for any ensuing damages. Slip and falls are commonplace in hotels, simply because of the numerous types of surfaces that can cause them to occur. For example, slip and falls may happen in the hotel restaurant where there is discarded food on the ground, or they may occur near the pool where there is a lot of water on the ground. They can also happen in the lobby and in the halls because of torn carpeting or defective stairs. Outside, there may be cracks in the sidewalk, wet leaves, unshoveled snow, unsalted ice, and more hazards that could cause you to fall. More specific accidents that occur at hotels happen inside facilities like the gym and spa. The gym or fitness center may have weight machines, treadmills, weights, benches, and other equipment. However, this equipment may not be properly maintained, and if it breaks or malfunctions during use, it can cause a severe accident, especially with heavy weights. Spas also have the potential for collapses, slippery floors, and more. Another common facility inside hotels is the pool. Swimming pool accidents may be more severe and damaging than other types of incidents because there are rarely lifeguards present at these pools. If someone is injured, there is a less likely chance that help will be immediately available. Pool-goers have been injured because diving boards have been broken and ladders have not been fastened to the pool. Further, one of the reasons that pool accidents are not to be taken lightly is because of the risk posed to children. Accidents that happen within rooms themselves should also be considered. There are usually hundreds of rooms in a Hilton Garden Inn, which means that the staff cannot properly and meticulously investigate each room after a tenant vacates it. However, there should be a certain level of attention paid to ensure that there are no dangers. Unfortunately, this is not usually what happens, and many people report accidents in the rooms due to broken chairs, collapsed bed frames, broken doors, slippery showers, and bed bug infestations. In addition, there are times when the hotel merely did not act appropriately to prevent you from being injured. There is the chance that other hotel guests, security guards, hotel workers, patrons, and others can enter the hotel freely and not need their access verified, which can lead to physical and sexual assaults. A lack of proper security, door checking, and restricted areas can cause the hotel to be held liable for the incident. You should always consider taking legal action if you are injured at a hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn may have been negligent in its duties of protecting you as a customer, and it is recommended that you pursue proper compensation for your losses.
Injuries from a Hilton Garden Inn Accident
The injuries that you can suffer in an accident at a Hilton Garden Inn may be long-lasting or extremely severe. The recommended course of action is to get immediate medical treatment, but not everyone follows through with that or the ensuing therapy that ay be required. We have seen many types of injuries, including the following:
- Broken bones
- Torn muscles
- Nerve damage
- Neck and spinal cord damages
- LCL, MCL, and ACL damages to the knee
- Hip injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial damages
- Electric shocks
- Bed bug bites and damages from other pests
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Slipped or herniated discs
You should not be expected to cover the numerous expenses that stem from these injuries if you were injured because of another party’s negligence. Our Hilton Garden Inn accident lawyers can file your lawsuit for you and get you max compensation.
How to Sue Hilton Garden Inn
If you wish to sue the Hilton Garden Inn, you must first establish the nature of the accident and who was liable. You will likely be filing a premises liability claim, which means you will have to prove one of three points:
- The property owner knew about the hazard and chose to do nothing to fix r remedy it
- The property owner caused the hazard to happen
- The property owner did not know about the hazard but reasonably should have
You will also need ample evidence to back up your claim. This evidence can consist of the following:
- Proof of medical treatment
- Eyewitness statements
- Credit card receipts
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos of the scene of the incident
- Security footage
It is imperative that you immediately get medical treatment and do not wait, as the insurance company can claim that you were hurt in another incident and that you are using the hotel accident to get unfair compensation. You will also not risk further injuries by going to the doctor at once. Further, it is extremely important that you do not file an incident report with the hotel until after you have already gathered as much proof as you can. If you file the report too quickly or try to bring the problem up to the manger, he will likely try to suppress your claim but removing evidence, or preventing you from gathering it. To ensure that you have the highest chance of success with your claim, you should contact a skilled lawyer for more assistance. It is not recommended that you go through the claim by yourself with no prior legal experience or knowledge; you will not be treated properly by the insurance agents and you likely won’t get the compensation you deserve, if anything at all.
What You Can Win In A Lawsuit Against The Hilton Garden Inn
The goal of our firm is to bring oyu the maximum compensation available under the law. You should not be expected to cover these damages if the company didn’t protect you. We will strive to win you the following types of damages:
- Medical bills from the past and future
- Property damage
- Lost income from the past and future
- Pain and suffering damages
There are some instances where a family member or loved one passes away in an accident at a Hilton Garden Inn. These passings are usually tragic an can be attributed to the fault of the hotel. If so, you can collect wrongful death expenses from the establishment, which will cover the costs of the funeral, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of income and inheritance, loss of consortium, and more. The primary factor in determining your case’s value is your injuries. The insurance agent will check to see how impactful your injuries were and what they did to your life and career. If they were particular damaging, you will likely get a higher settlement than if they quickly healed and did nothing to change your daily activities.
The Best Firm to Choose
The DTLA Law Group is filled with experienced attorneys who have filed claims against Hilton Garden Inn hotels and have won millions for clients. We know how to best litigate your claim and will be professional and thorough throughout the legal process. Our track record speaks for itself. Our attorneys are aggressive and relentless; you will not have to worry about a lazy or slipshod lawyer when you work with our firm. Call us at (888) 649-7166 for a free legal consultation, during which you can discuss your claim and learn what the lawsuit may be worth. We are available around the clock and can always be reached. We will also give you our zero fee guarantee if you hire us. This allows us to work on contingency, which meansa that you won’t have to pay any money unless and until we win; even then, the fees are covered by the settlement we bring you as opposed to out of your own pockets. You do not suffer any monetary losses when you work with our firm. If you wish to file a lawsuit against the Hilton Garden Inn for injuries sustained in a hotel accident, reach out to the downtown LA Law Group.