Posted on Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 6:40 am    

During the summer, families travel more often, and many families stay in hotels throughout California. A vacation can come to a tragic and unexpected end when a family member is injured in a hotel accident. Because hotels are just like any other business, they must provide a safe environment for their guests and visitors. When a hotel fails in its duty to keep you safe, it can be held liable for your damages.

If you or your family member was injured while staying at a hotel for pleasure or business, you might be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.  Call (916) 999-9000 for a free appointment with a Sacramento injury attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.

Common Hotel Accidents

An injury can take place at a hotel in a variety of ways. Some of the more common hotel accidents that can result in injuries include:

  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents caused by torn carpeting, broken steps, wet surfaces, or another hazard
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Broken or improperly maintained furniture
  • Injuries from faulty or improperly maintained wiring
  • Bed bug bites from infestations
  • Food poisoning from improperly handled, processed, or stored food
  • Assaults in the hotel or parking lots

Other injuries may occur on hotel property. When the hotel is negligent in protecting its guests, it can be held liable for any damages resulting from the injury.

When is a Hotel Accident Considered Negligence?

Hotels have a high duty of care to protect their guests. The hotel staff must take quick action when it discovers a problem to ensure that a guest is not injured or harmed. In many cases, we look to see if the hotel could foresee the harm and then took reasonable action to correct the hazard.

For a hotel to be held liable for an injury, you must prove that the staff had actual knowledge of the danger or should have known about the danger and failed to take reasonable action to protect you from potential harm. If the hotel staff discovered the hazard just before it occurred or the staff could not have reasonably known that the hazard might occur, it may be more difficult to prove a premises liability claim.

For example, if you slip and fall immediately after another guest spills a drink on the floor, the hotel may not be liable because it had no way of knowing the guest would spill a drink at that exact moment. However, if you slip and fall because of water on the floor that has been there for some time, the hotel may then be liable.

Call a Sacramento Premises Liability Lawyer for Help

Hotel accident claims can be complex and difficult to win, especially when fighting the hotel’s legal team. However, our team of lawyers have experience handling these types of claims and understand the laws governing hotel accidents in California.

To get more information about hotel accidents in California and to request your free consultation, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000. You may also contact our office by visiting our website.  Our law firm serves clients in SacramentoFolsomRoseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial
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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!