Hotels are intended to provide the safe haven for those traveling to different destinations. While booking overnight accommodations is often exciting, the task can be daunting when you want to choose the right location so that you and your loved ones are safe and comfortable.
Unfortunately, accidents in hotels happen frequently. A hotel accident causes much uncertainty within families and leaves a lasting impact on the individual harmed. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in the state of West Virginia, contact Colombo Law today. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you during a no-risk initial consultation.
Common Causes of Hotel Room Injuries
- Broken furniture: The furniture in hotels are used on a frequent basis and must be maintained to ensure that individuals are not hurt. However, many hotels look at furniture as a way to save money by continuing to use furniture that is dated and shows signs of wear and tear. Furniture that is old often fails to conform to current industry standards and is likely to cause an injury to a customer sooner than later. Hotels owners also attempt to make repairs to the furniture on their own. This often proves to be not only ineffective, but dangerous to customers.
- Bed bugs: A bed bug is a parasitic bug that feeds off of people. Bed bugs multiply quickly and easily. While bed bugs can appear in the hotel room overnight, hotels are responsible to look for and correct any issues with bed bugs. Owners must treat any issues with bed bugs immediately by hiring a professional to correct the problem. Untreated issues with bed bugs can lead to extreme infestations.
- Burns: Burns are another major cause of injuries incurred in hotel rooms. Incorrect temperature settings on faucets and showers create scalding hot water and burns unsuspecting guests. These accidents can cause mild to moderately severe burns.
All the situations above have the potential to give rise to a claim of negligence, which may result in liability to the hotel. If you or your loved one has had an unfortunate experience in hotels with incidents involving broken furniture, bed bugs, or burns, contact Colombo Law today.
Speak with an Experienced Attorney
Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.