Proving Hotel Negligence and Liability
If a hotel doesn’t provide safe conditions for their guests and their negligence results in injury to a guest, they might be liable for negligence in a personal injury case under a premises liability theory of liability. That means victims can pursue compensation for suffered injuries and resulting damages.
For a personal injury premises liability claim to be successful, the victim needs a hotel negligence lawyer who is experienced in discovering facts that can be used as evidence to prove all the elements of the negligence claim.
In order to succeed on a claim, the victim must prove that the hotel or the motel had or should have had knowledge of the dangerous condition and could have prevented or reduced the
likelihood of the criminal attack by implementing safety measures, which sometimes may have been as simple as warning the victim of the danger known to the premises owner. It also must be shown that the injuries and damages suffered were caused by the hotel’s failure to exercise reasonable care to keep the premises safe, such as preventive safety measures.
There are many ways a hotel or a motel can be responsible for criminal attacks resulting in injuries and damages to their guests. If the facts support a claim of negligence, then a guest who was the victim of a criminal attack, or their surviving loved one, can file a civil lawsuit and pursue monetary compensation for their injuries and damages. Our hotel negligence attorneys can help.