We routinely receive (888) 649-7166
from clients who have been injured while at a La Quinta hotel
. The hotel chain may have many accidents just waiting to happen, whether in the lobby, in the rooms, or elsewhere. Our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
, had handled many claims against La Quinta hotel establishments in the past
. We know how to best deal with your claim and won’t give up until we are satisfied with the result. Our La Quinta hotel accident attorneys
will do all we can to win your lawsuit.
La Quinta Hotel Accidents
There are many ways that you can be involved in accidents at hotels like La Quinta. These accidents may occur because the hotel staff was negligent in their duties and did not take good enough care to fix any issues, or they could have been carried out by other guests and the hotel did not notice the problems. Some of the most common La Quinta hotel accidents include:
- Swimming pool accidents involving diving boards that are broken, slippery tiles, ladders that weren’t attached, and more
- Shower accidents in rooms that occur due to broken tubs, slippery floors, detached handrails, and more
- Gym and spa accidents where equipment is broken, machines are damaged, or hazards are in the walkways
- Room accidents with collapsed furniture, bed bug infestations, broken bed frames, and other troubles
- Parking lot and structure injuries, where potholes, collapsed ceilings, and more can be cause for injuries
- Physical and sexual assaults that can be carried out by other hotel guests, hotel management, civilians, and more
In general, hotel guests are usually injured in slip and fall incidents. They may suffer broken bones, sprains, concussions, neck and spinal cord injuries, sprains, fractures, bites, and other injuries. You should not take these types of accidents lightly; the damage can be permanent and stressful, and you should be given the fairest compensation for your injuries.
Liability of a La Quinta hotel
It is necessary that you prove that you were a victim of premises liability if you were injured at a La Quinta hotel. To do so you must be able to prove one of these elements existed:
- The property owner knew about the hazard and didn’t fix it
- The property owner caused the trouble to arise and did not alert to anyone
- The property owner was unaware of the troubles but should have been knowledgeable about them
Proving liability may be difficult, especially if you have never filed a lawsuit before. Your best bet is to work with a hotel accident lawyer who can show that you were hurt because of the negligence of another party.
Steps To Take After A La Quinta Hotel Accident
Many individuals are uncertain of how to proceed after being involved in an injury in a La Quinta hotel. If you follow these steps, you will have a good foundation and preparation for your claim, and the insurance company will have a more difficult time to deny you. Insurance agents will routinely try to state that you wire somewhat negligent or that you were hurt elsewhere and you’re merely trying to use the incident as a way to pay for other damages.
It is important that you get the medical help you need as quickly as you can after the incident. This way, the insurance agent cannot refer to a gap between the injuries and treatment as a red flag. You will also be safer and not run the risk of further hurting yourself; too many individuals will refuse medical treatment only to go the doctor later to complain about something that could have been caught earlier and treated.
You will need a lot of actual proof of the incident and your injuries. You should therefore take pictures of the damages you suffered, the scene of the accident, any potential hazards that were present, and more. You can also request security footage from the hotel if there were any surveillance cameras in the area you were hurt.
Given that the incident happened at a hotel, there will likely have been some guests around, especially if you were injured in a more public area. However, there likely won’t be any eyewitnesses if you were hurt in your room or a private facility. Regardless, you can request testimonies from anyone who may have seen the incident, or you can put together statements from those who were similarly affected.
You should have ample paper documents and proof of your claim, too. These documents can include receipts from the hotel, credit card statements, doctor’s notes, X-rays, prescriptions from your injuries, confirmation from the hotel, and more.
Keep in mind that it is not recommended that you approach the hotel staff or management with requests or to file an incident report until you have gotten all of your own evidence. The reason is simple: the hotel will try to suppress evidence or keep you from getting more proof. They may transfer your to another room, prevent anyone from entering the area with the hazard, take away physical evidence, and more. This can be very troublesome, which stresses the importance of acting quickly to get your evidence.
Finally, it is very important that you do not try to handle such a claim by yourself. La Quinta hotels have a team of insurance agents and lawyers who can easily warp your claim and shut you out. Our attorneys will be able to handle the lawsuit for you and keep up with the opposition around the clock. You should focus on the important matters of healing and returning to your normal life.
La Quinta Hotel Accident Restitution
Victims of accidents at hotels should go after the compensation they deserve. La Quinta hotels routinely have many dangerous situations and areas that are not separate from guests, and if you get hurt while on the property, you are likely entitled to payment for your subsequent expenses. Our team of expert attorneys can help you win the maximum compensation available, including coverage for the following:
- Medical bills for ambulatory transportation, hospitalization, surgery, treatment, medication and prescriptions, and future treatments
- Property damage if any of your belongings were lost, broken, or needed to be replaced from the incident
- Missed income if you could not go to work after the accident, as well as reimbursement for any future days of work you will miss because of additional medical procedures and recovery time
- Pain and suffering damages for emotional trauma, psychological stress, fear, anxiety, PTSD, and more
If a family member or loved one passed away from the incident, you could sue for wrongful death expenses, which would cover the costs of the funeral and burial, the pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, the loss of consortium and relations, the loss of expected savings and income, and more. Survivors should not be expected to deal with both the grief and financial responsibility of a mistaken death at a La Quinta hotel.
With the help of our attorneys, you can be fairly compensated for the injuries you received.
Statute of Limitations on Hotel Accidents
The statute of limitations for hotel accidents is 2 years from the date of the injury. If you don’t file a claim within this amount of time, you will be unable to receive any compensation at all. The statute of limitations is in place because claims should be filed efficiently and not too long after the incident in order to promote fairness.
One of the primary reasons that people miss out on their compensation is because they do not know when their claims are supposed to be filed. They may not know how much longer they have on their statutes or that they even have to adhere to one for such an incident. There are a few ways in which the statute of limitations can be extended beyond the 2 year limit, though. Examples include:
- Minors involved in accidents can wait until they turn 18 years old to obey the statute of limitations
- Physically or mentally incapacitated individuals can wait until they return to functionality before the statute kicks in
- Defendants who have vacated or left the state can cause the statute of limitations to be postponed until he returns
Let our attorneys help you with your case and we will make sure that you do not miss any necessary deadlines.
Our Firm is Here for You
The Downtown LA Law Group
has years of experience handling accident claims against hotels like La Quinta. We believe that all victims deserve the fairest compensation available, and we will strive to win you every penny you need to pay off the expenses. If we need to go to court to fight for your rights in front of a judge and jury, we are willing to do so and will work extra hard.
Reach out to our firm today for a free legal consultation with a qualified lawyer. You can talk about the case and we will let you know what we believe we can win for you if you hire us. We will also tell you more about our zero fee guarantee, which says that you won’t have to pay a dime to us throughout the duration of the claim. We will only get paid if we win and the money will come out of the insurance company’s settlement, not your pockets. If we lose, we take no money at all.
Get in touch
with the Downtown LA Law Group today to take action against a La Quinta hotel for an accident and injuries