The summer season will soon be upon us, which means more visitors traveling to Memphis and the Mid-South. With a greater influx of visitors comes a greater responsibility on hotel owners and managers to make sure their premises are safe for their occupants. Some of the more common occurrences resulting in injuries on hotel premises are:
- Slip and fall injuries in common areas
- Swimming/pool-related injuries due to the negligence of another party or inadequate supervision by staff
- Negligent parking facilities
- Unsafe premises, allowing non-paying individuals to roam the property
- Assault by employees, staff, or other patrons
- Inadequate staff training and education on how to properly manage an emergency situation
- Injuries related to unsafe room conditions such as poorly repaired/maintained furniture
- Food poisoning related to on-premises dining options
- Theft of property, if the hotel was aware of other instances of previously reported thefts by other guests
Overall, it is the responsibility of the hotel to reasonably ensure that all guests are safe while visiting their properties. If a patron is injured while on the hotel property, it is the injured party’s responsibility to prove that the hotel employees/management knew of the issue and neglected to provide appropriate measures to prevent such a situation. A hotel can only take so many precautions to prevent injuries/incidents on their property, so it is always important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
If you were injured on hotel property, it is imperative that you immediately report it to hotel staff. You should also get the contact information for any witnesses and take photographs of anything that would be of relevance, such as a faulty handrail that caused you to fall and sustain an injury.
If you have suffered injuries that you believe are related to hotel or casino negligence, call The Chiozza Law Firm at 901-526-9494, text us at 1(901)545-9390, or contact us online here. You could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and related out-of-pocket expenses. We will be happy to provide a free consultation — no appointment is necessary.