HOTEL INJURY CASES


Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer Reviewing Hotel Accident Cases for plaintiffs in Ohio and Nationwide
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The Lyon Firm is reviewing hotel accidents and represents individuals in a wide variety of hotel injury lawsuits, seeking compensation for any physical and emotional damage to an individual caused by the negligence of a hotel.

If you have suffered a significant injury through no fault of your own, you should contact a hotel accident lawyer to investigate the claim. For moderate to serious hotel injuries, it is not advisable to resolve a claim without professional counsel.

You will not pay any fee unless The Lyon Firm is able to reach a settlement and compensate you fully for your injuries and damages. A free consultation with Joe Lyon is your right.

 

The Lyon Firm is a highly-rated Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer who has represented thousands of individuals in personal injury claims both locally and nationally.

Hotels and resorts are often busy establishments, and multifaceted businesses with restaurants, swimming pools, spas, gardens, golf courses and beach areas. The property owners and managers are tasked with providing guests with a safe stay, though a lot of property hazards may be overlooked, potentially leading to hotel accidents and guest injury.

Although the safety of hotel guests should be paramount for any business, many managers and staff may fail to properly design an area, may be negligent in creating safety hazards, or may fail to heed safety advice when issues are addressed. Any failure to provide a safe hotel environment, which leads to hotel accidents, can result in legal action and a settlement is likely.

Hotel premises require continual maintenance and adherence to safety standards. When a hotel owner or manager fails to enforce certain safety guidelines, guests may suffer hotel injuries, food poisoning, swimming pool accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, elevator injury, fire and burn injury, and shuttle bus accidents.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati, Ohio premises liability lawyer reviewing hotel accidents and resort injury lawsuits on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Call The Lyon Firm for a free case review and consultation.

Common Hotel Accidents

Hotel guests should be able to expect a safe and clean environment in their accommodations and other areas of a hotel or resort facility. Unfortunately, hotel injuries are not uncommon, and the following accidents may occur:

Hotel Accident Lawsuits

Plaintiffs are advised to contact an experienced attorney to assist in determining who is responsible for a hotel injury. Legally pursuing a personal injury claim can be challenging and complex, particularly if you live in a different jurisdiction from where the hotel accident occurred.

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Hotels and resort have a duty to protect guests, however, and any perceivable hotel negligence can lead to large settlements. Hotels in Ohio and throughout the nation have a duty to provide the following for guests:

  • Safe and secure accommodations
  • Safe hotel grounds, including lobbies, courtyards, rooms, restaurants, gyms, spas, and pool areas
  • Vetted and trained hotel staff
  • Hotel premises free of safety hazards
  • Proper signage and warnings

Following an accident, plaintiffs should begin to build a case and collect evidence. The Lyon Firm urges plaintiffs to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to begin the legal process. Time is of the essence as there are often statutes of limitations that require a lawsuit to be filed soon after an accident occurred.

Plaintiffs are also encouraged to refrain from posting anything on social media for any time after an accident and before a case is settled. Plaintiffs can help their own case in the following ways:

  • Address the injury with the acting hotel manager, but retain an attorney before any negotiation
  • Record any hotel manager statements and timelines
  • Keep any related medical records or police reports
  • Talk to eye witnesses, and keep any video evidence of an accident
  • Take photographs and video of the accident scene

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury related to a hotel accident, and have questions regarding legal action, contact The Lyon Firm. Joe Lyon can review your case and guide you through the process, from filing a lawsuit to settling a valuable claim.

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Why are Hotel Injury Cases important?

Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through hotel injury lawsuits.

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Questions about Hotel Accidents

Can I sue a hotel for negligence?

Any kind of negligence by an individual or hotel management that causes injury or harm can lead to filing a hotel injury lawsuit. The amount a plaintiff is entitled to depends on several factors, particularly how egregious the act and how serious the injury.

Personal injury attorneys generally only will take cases on a confidential and contingency fee basis, which means your lawyer will only get paid if he or she is able to reach a settlement or positive verdict. The Lyon Firm will review your case for free and assess what compensation any plaintiff can expect through litigation.

what is a hotel liable for?

Hotels have a duty to provide a safe stay within their property. They are responsible for slippery surfaces, unsafe pool areas, dangerous bathrooms, contaminated surfaces, food safety, and overall security. 

How do I file a claim against a hotel?

Pre-Suit Investigation and Negotiations: Personal injury lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant medical records, accident reports, and interviews with available witnesses.  Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.

Filing a Lawsuit in Cincinnati: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations.  Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available.

Once suit is filed by your personal injury lawyer, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.

Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages: In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, personal injury claims rely upon medical and scientific evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. The chosen expert in a case must have a reliable and sound basis in science and in the facts of the case or his opinion may not be admissible under the rules of evidence.

In the areas of Toxic and Environmental Torts, the admission of expert testimony may be scrutinized harder than in other areas simply because the subject may not have been as widely tested and may rest on novel scientific theories.

how much is a hotel injury case worth?

Each case involving hotel accidents is unique. Under Ohio law, an injured party may recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The numerical limits are as such:

  1. Non-Catastrophic Injury:   The non-economic award is limited to $250,000 per plaintiff, or three times the economic loss, up to $350,000 per plaintiff. A maximum of $500,000 for each “occurrence.”
  2. Catastrophic Injury: No limits.

The Lyon Firm may be able to file injury claims and recover rightful compensation for clients for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings and long-term disability.

Why should I hire The Lyon Firm?

The Lyon Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters.

Personal Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

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