Hotel Negligence

There are countless hotels, motels, or other types of accommodation available for travelers in British Columbia, whether you are here as a tourist, traveling for work, or just having a staycation in your own province.  You are entitled to expect your stay at a hotel during a vacation to be a relaxing and safe one.  Hotels have an obligation to ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for their guests and non-guests who make use of the hotel and their facilities, including restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, spas, or any other facilities or amenities they provide.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of the hotel you are staying at, or the negligence of their employees or contractors they’ve hired, you could be entitled to compensation.

Common types of hotel negligence include:

  • Unsafe walkways
  • Unsafe stairways
  • Unsafe common areas
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Lack of appropriate lighting
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Gym or spa accidents
  • Restaurant accidents
  • Food poisoning or allergic reactions
  • Negligence of employees or contractors
  • Exposure to hazardous materials

What To Do If You’re Injured in a Hotel Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a hotel accident and your injuries are severe, seek urgent medical care.  If you are able to you should let an employee of the hotel know what happened and that you were injured.  Recording the scene of the accident through photos and videos can also be very helpful to your claim.

If there are any witnesses to your accident make sure to get their name and contact information.

If your injuries are severe you should go to a hospital right away.  If you do not require a hospital go to a doctor as soon as you are able to ensure that your injuries are diagnosed and documented as close to the date of the accident as possible.

What Compensation Is Available For Hotel Accidents?

Each case of hotel negligence is unique due to the numerous ways in which injury can occur, and each case requires careful handling and expert examination.  What an individual case is worth and what compensation you’re entitled to depends on the specific facts of the case.  However, generally speaking in personal injury claims you can seek compensation (also called damages) for:

Hotel Injury Lawyers

The lawyers at Taylor & Blair LLP have been helping people with injury claims of all types for over 30 years.  We have a network of specialists and experts that can help us make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to.

There are specific timelines in which you have to bring a claim for injury in British Columbia, so if you have suffered an injury in a hotel accident contact the experienced personal injury lawyers from Taylor & Blair LLP today for a free consultation.