Many people visit and travel throughout Texas, whether on vacation, for work, or otherwise. Oftentimes, long-distance travel entails staying in a hotel. While most people never have to worry about sustaining a serious injury in a hotel, these accidents do happen, and if you were recently injured in one, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do hotel accidents happen?
Hotel accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though they generally occur when hotel management or staff fail to ensure that their premises are safe for all those staying at the hotels. Hotels often offer a wide range of amenities to those staying in them, such as swimming pools, gym equipment, buffets, and more, which means they have a lot to keep after. When they fail to do so, people can sustain serious injuries as a result.
Who is responsible for a hotel accident?
If you are injured in a hotel accident, you and your Texas personal injury attorney will have to gather and present sufficient evidence to prove that the hotel management/staff either knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe hotel conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result. Some of the most useful forms of evidence include pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident, surveillance footage of your accident, witness testimony, medical documents, and more.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim after being injured on a hotel property in Texas?
If you are injured in a hotel slip and fall accident in Texas, you will have to take legal action within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable party for your injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a very good chance that you will permanently lose your right to sue. We can help you today–all you have to do is give us a call.
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