Types of Accidents at HotelsYou can sustain numerous kinds of accidents at Hilton Worldwide hotels. Because hotels generally have numerous facilities, multiple floors, and different sections, there is an increased risk of accidents. Some of the types of accidents include:
- Slip and falls: These types of accidents can happen due to torn carpeting, defective stairs, cracks in the sidewalk, broken handrails, slippery floors, materials or objects in the hallway, and more. Often, hotel workers will make haste to fix the issue, but sometimes, they are slow or do not care enough to put any warnings. Defective floors, though, may take some time to be noticed.
- Sexual assaults: Sexual assaults can happen in hotels and hotel rooms by individuals who may or may not also be guests at the hotel. Hotels often rent out rooms for events and parties, and there may be guests there who are inebriated or who prey on others. There is also the chance that security guards or workers will take advantage of guests. Some hotels have a notorious lack of cameras and security to prevent this from happening.
- Pool accidents: There are many types of accidents that can happen at the swimming pool, such as slips, trips, and inadvertent falls. They may occur because of slippery floor tiles or broken floors, broken or unscrewed ladders, broken diving board, and other issues. Pool accidents can also be very dangerous for children, as they may not know how to swim.
- Gym accidents: The equipment in the fitness room or gym may be broken or defective, which can lead to accidents. Heavy weights can fall and trap you, or cables can suddenly snap and cause you to fall or suffer trauma.
- Furniture defects: The rooms themselves may have furniture within them that is defective or broken in some way. Chairs can collapse and showers may be too slippery or broken to safely have people use them. The risk of being injured in the hotel room is that it can be difficult to get help. It is also troublesome to assign blame, as a previous guest may have damaged the furniture or structure and not alerted anyone, and the staff could have missed it.
Premises Liability of a Hilton Worldwide HotelIn order to file a claim against a Hilton Worldwide hotel, you must show that the accident happened because of the hotel’s negligence. This involves proving premises liability in one of the following ways:
- The property owner knew about the hazard and did nothing to fix it
- The property owner caused the hazard
- The property owner was not aware of the issue but reasonably should have been
Find out more about how we can help you. CHAT LIVE with a representative now.In order to establish premises liability, your evidence should show that you suffered an accident that could have been prevented. Some key evidence you can include in your claim can be:
- Photos of your injuries
- Medical receipts and bills
- Credit card statements showing that you were a guest
- Pictures of the defective area
- Photos or videos showing the lack of safety features or precautions
- Security footage from the hotel
- Eyewitness testimony and statements
Injuries from a Hotel AccidentThe types of injuries you can receive are varied due to the myriad accident forms. Falls and similar incidents can result in blunt force trauma and bodily damage, while other incidents, like sexual assault, often lead to less visible damages. Some of the injuries that are possible include:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Cuts and bruises
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles and ligaments
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hip and knee injuries
- Fractures and sprains
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
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Hilton Worldwide Accident Lawsuit CompensationYou should not have to worry about paying off certain debts and expenses if you were the victim of an accident in a Hilton hotel. The business should be held responsible if the workers or property manager did not pay ample attention and allowed a hazard to be present. Forms of compensation you can earn include:
- Medical expenses from the past and future
- Lost wages from the past and future
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering damages
Time Limit to Sue for Hotel AccidentsPersonal injury claims and premises liability claims have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury to be filed. It is hard at times to understand when the deadline is for your claim, which can be troublesome if you have been injured and you do not recall exact dates. Often, the main reason that lawsuits go unfiled is because the victim does not file a claim within the appropriate time. There are a few exceptions to the statute of limitations. Some include:
- Plaintiff is a minor (lawsuits can only be filed by adults, and anyone under the age of 18 years old can wait to file a claim; the statute would thus pick up on the plaintiff’s 18th birthday)
- Plaintiff is too hurt to file a lawsuit (mental injuries and physical injuries may prevent individuals from suing)
- Defendant is not in the state (time limit would be suspended until he returns to the state)