A modern, well-lit Pennsylvania hotel room with two beds, a small sofa, a round coffee table, and a flat-screen TV on a wooden cabinet. The room features light-colored walls and flooring with a large window covered by curtains and a floor-to-ceiling mirror.

With summer nearly halfway through, many people are itching to take a vacation before the season of beach weather turns to fall. People love getting away in the summer months, as they present a chance to take full advantage of the beautiful warm weather. If you were on vacation, unless you were staying with a relative or friend, you most likely booked a room in a hotel. Many people enjoy spending mornings and nights at their hotel, especially if the hotel offers additional perks, such as a swimming pool, gym, tennis court, or otherwise. However, these perks very often open people up to potential safety hazards. This is why if you were injured in a hotel accident, you are most likely looking into recovering financial compensation, which may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you are interested in pursuing your legal options, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common types of hotel accidents?

  • Hot tub accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Sidewalk accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Stairway accidents
  • Parking garage accidents
  • Gym equipment accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Accidents due to inadequate lighting
  • Food poisoning 
  • Defective furniture accidents
  • Accidents due to inadequate security

How do I know if I am entitled to compensation following a Pennsylvania hotel accident?

The key determining factor in all personal injury claims is whether you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, to recover the financial compensation you deserve, you must first prove another party’s negligence.

How do I prove another party’s negligence in a personal injury claim?

The most important thing you can do in proving your personal injury claim is to hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you need. Additionally, you and your attorney may work to recover security camera footage, photos of the safety hazard that caused your accident, medical records documenting the extent of the injuries you have sustained, witness testimony and more to help prove your claim. Additionally, if possible, you should refrain from posting on social media once you have filed your claim. Insurance companies may be monitoring your social media accounts, and if they find anything that even remotely contradicts your claim, they may use it against you and deny you of your compensation because of it. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you and deny you of the compensation you deserve. Instead, hire a knowledgeable attorney who is willing to do whatever it takes to help you win your claim.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

If you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.