Motel 6 is one of the most popular hotels in the country. Its many establishments are present on the open roads and in tightly packed cities. No matter what Motel 6 you are present at, though, there is a risk of injuries from accidents that are often seen only at hotels
. All hotel guests and patrons should try to remain safe while in different or unfamiliar locations, but this can be difficult when the hotel management and employees are negligent in their duties and do not accurately protect the guests. As a result, if you have been injured, you should pursue appropriate compensation with the help of our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
. We will do everything in our power to win your claim for you and bring you the payment you deserve for any losses you suffered.
What Accidents Can I Suffer At A Motel 6?
A Motel 6 can be a dangerous location. For one, it is very popular, which means all of the facilities will have experienced much greater use, and therefore, more wear and tear. It will also need renovations more often, which raises the possibility of construction and structural work being done. It also has many guests present at a time, and the risk of being harmed by another individual is high.
Some of the accidents that can happen at Motel 6 locations include:
- Pool accidents, which may result from broken ladders, faulty diving boards, and slippery floors
- Gym accidents involving weights, cardio machines, benches, faulty equipment, and more
- Spa accidents with broken tables or wet floors
- Slip and falls in general at the restaurant, in the parking lot, in the hallways, and anywhere else with defective walkways, hazards or objects in the walkways, cracks, torn carpeting, water or other liquids on the floor, and more
- Bed bug infestations, which can cause havoc and force individuals to suffer numerous bites, as well as bring the bugs back to their homes where an even larger infestation will take place
- Sexual assaults and physical assaults, which may happen because other hotel guests or patrons are not properly checked or identified, allowing them to pursue individuals at the hotel; these assaults may also be carried out by hotel workers and civilians
- Shower accidents because of a broken handrail, slippery porcelain, and defective tub or shower step
- Furniture accidents like collapsed chairs and bed frames
- Structural damage, like collapsed ceilings, faulty doors, and similar incidents
Because of these accidents, you can be injured a number of ways, including:
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hip damage
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord and disc injuries
If these injuries are particularly severe, you should not have to exert yourself and worry about the stress of the payments. You should pursue a lawsuit against Motel 6 for compensation for your damages.
Can I Sue Motel 6 For My Injuries?
You can sue Motel 6 for your injuries if you can prove that the establishment was somewhat negligent. A personal injury claim must have four points of negligence, which include being owed a duty of care that was breached, and the breach of duty led to an accident that caused physical injuries. A premises liability claim, though, requires you to prove that the property owner or manager had a hand in the accident in some way. This can be shown by the following:
- The property manager or owner caused the hazard or accident
- The property manager or owner knew about the issue and did nothing to remedy it, fix it, or provide warnings for individuals to avoid it
- The property manager or owner was not aware of the problem, but reasonably should have been if he had paid better attention
It can be difficult to sue Motel 6 if you do not have any legal background or know how to set up a claim. You may not have the ability to gather evidence or you may not know how to negotiate a fair claim. If you wish to sue, it is in your best interests to hire a skilled attorney with experience in Motel 6 injuries
What Should I Do After A Motel 6 Accident?
Often, individuals do not know what to do after accidents, and may make errors that could compromise their claims or even further damage their health. If you follow these steps, you will have a good chance of success with your lawsuit. Proper preparation is extremely important, and the less work or searching you have to do after the incident, the more likely it is for everything to be in order and not be missing.
The first step, no matter what, should be to go to the doctor or get medical treatment somewhere. If you do not get medical treatment, you may risk further injuries or damages that did not show up or were masked by adrenaline. Additionally, you run the risk of the insurance agent not taking your claim seriously or stating that you were likely injured elsewhere due to the lack or gap in treatment.
Once you have received treatment, you should keep copies of your medical records, doctor’s notes, prescriptions, X-rays, and anything else you got at the hospital.
You should be sure to take pictures of your injuries and damages to showcase the extent of them and how severe they were. If you do not have some kind of proof that you were hurt, your claim will likely fall apart.
It is important that you take pictures of the Motel 6, the scene of the accident, the defect, or anything else that can contribute to proving your allegations. You should take these pictures as quickly as you can because the hotel is most likely going to try and prevent the evidence from coming out. If there were bed bugs in the room, for example, then the hotel could easily clean the room and remove all evidence.
If it is possible, you should acquire the security videos and surveillance videos from the hotel to showcase the accident as it happened. It can be hard to get these videos, though, especially if it outright displays the hotel as negligent.
You should look out for other hotel guests or any eyewitnesses and ask them for their testimonies if they saw the accident happen. The more supporting evidence and perspectives you have for your claim, the stronger it will be.
You can also choose to file an incident report with Motel 6 to alert them to the accident they will likely try to provide you with some kind of compensation to make up for the incident, but it is important that you don’t accept it. They will then be able to claim that you were fairly paid or provided for.
Finally, you should reach out to a skilled lawyer who has sued Motel 6 before. If you do not have an expert attorney on your side, winning the compensation you deserve will be much more difficult than it needs to be, and you will very likely lose your claim and not get covered. An attorney can handle all the legal legwork whiled you focus on recovering.
What Can I Win In A Lawsuit Against Motel 6?
Victims of accidents can acquire different kinds of compensation from personal injury claims.
These damages vary and can incorporate winnings for both the past and future. Some of the types of restitution available include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future missed income
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death expenses
Bear in mind that you can only pursue a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured
. If you were not physically harmed at a Motel 6, you will only b able to receive damages for lost work and any damaged or lost property.
How Long Do I Have To Sue Motel 6?
As with all personal injury claims in California, you only have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against Motel 6 for damages sustained in an accident. If you try to file a lawsuit after the deadline has passed, you will not be able to receive anything at all. Statutes of limitations are in place so that claims are handled efficiently and so that both parties have adequate evidence to present.
There are a few exceptions to the statute of limitations, though. These exceptions may include:
- Minors (statute starts 18 years old)
- Mentally or physically incapacitated (statute starts upon returning to health and functionality)
- Absent defendant (Statute is suspended while he is out of the state or country and resumes when he returns)
Many individuals miss out on their claims because they do not know when their statutes run out. To void this from happening, you should contact our attorneys with experience in Motel 6 injuries. We will never miss a deadline and will ensure that all your files are submitted on time.
Why Choose Us
The Downtown LA Law Group
is one of the most highly rated law firms around, and our attorneys have decades of combined experience and have collectively won hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. We pride ourselves on being thorough, efficient, and aggressive, and there isn o challenge to large for us to overcome. We put all our emphasis on our clients and their cases, and you will always be treated fairly when you work alongside our firm.
To schedule a free legal consultation
, call our law offices. We can take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will answer your questions and help you understand how the lawsuit will work. If you hire us, we’ll ensure you pay no out of pocket fees thanks to our zero fee guarantee. We will only get paid if we win and the funds will be taken from the settlement we win from the insurance agency of the Motel 6. If we don’t win, you owe us nothing.
Talk with our Motel 6 accident injury lawyers
at the DTLA Law Group
for more assistance taking legal action.