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.

As the weather gets warmer, more and more people are finding themselves traveling. This usually means staying in a hotel. While hotels are meant to be relaxing, they can become dangerous if not properly maintained. Read on to learn more about hotel accidents in Pennsylvania.

What are the Most Common Types of Hotel Accidents?

Hotels are multi-faceted. They have lots of different amenities to appeal to a variety of guests. Some of these amenities may include a pool, spa, gym, etc. Additionally, many hotels have restaurants and bars. Accessibility is important when it comes to ensuring that all guests can stay in the hotel comfortably. As a result, many hotels have stairways, elevators, etc. While all of these amenities can make for a great stay, they can become incredibly hazardous if they are not properly maintained at all times. Some of the most common hotel accidents include:

  • 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

Can I Recover Compensation After a Hotel Accident?

Hotels have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe for guests. This can be done by conducting routine sweeps to ensure that everything is in order, and immediately fixing any potential hazards. If these sweeps are not conducted, or the hazards are not fixed in a timely manner, guests can become seriously injured. If an injury occurs, the hotel can be considered negligent, and the injured party may be entitled to recover compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that stem from the injury.

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. In order to do so, you should make sure to take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Additionally, you should visit the hospital immediately after the accident. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. Lastly, you should retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney.


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