Slips, trips & legal tips: Hotel injury claims in Texas

On Behalf of | May 17, 2024 | Premises Liability |

Imagine this: you’ve arrived for your long-awaited vacation in San Antonio. You check into your dream hotel, ready to a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of life. Unfortunately, your dream getaway takes a turn when you slip on a wet floor, sustaining a painful injury.

Hotel accidents are more common than you might think. If you’re injured during your stay in a hotel, understanding your rights can make all the difference to the outcome of your situation.

Common hotel injuries

Wet floors, uneven surfaces and poorly lit hallways are all potential hazards for slip and fall accidents in hotels. Moreover, malfunctioning elevators, broken escalator steps or sudden stops can cause serious injuries.

Suppose you enjoy poll activities; you should also be aware of slippery pool decks, inadequate pool signage or lifeguard negligence. All these can lead to drowning or poolside injuries. Defective furniture, malfunctioning appliances or broken fixtures can also shorten your long-awaited vacation. They can cause cuts, bruises or even more severe injuries.

What to do after a hotel injury in the Lone Star State

If you’re injured in a hotel, there are strategies you can implement to protect your rights. First and foremost, seek a medical practitioner’s opinion about the severity of your injuries. Don’t forget to keep all receipts for your medical expenses and any other costs you incurred because of your injury.

It’s also critical to report the incident to the hotel staff. Remember to ask them for an incident report and keep a copy for your records. It can also help to take photographic evidence of the hazard that caused your injury, any visible injuries and the surrounding area. Be sure to note down the date and time of the accident and the weather conditions on that fateful day.

By following these steps and understanding your rights under Texas law, you can increase your chances of recovering compensation for your injuries and help to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay in San Antonio, or any other Texas city, in the future. You can benefit from seeking personalized legal feedback as you navigate premise liability laws after your accident.