Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall at a Hotel?

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You may enjoy the feeling of being pampered by hotel management and staff during your hotel stay. So you may find it bizarre if these same individuals make you experience rather contrasting feelings of endangerment and insecurity. So if your suspicions reign true and you ultimately slip and fall on hotel property, then you may undoubtedly be weighing your legal options. Continue reading to learn whether you have grounds to sue for an accident during your hotel stay and how an experienced St. Mary’s County slip and fall lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can help you determine where to file.

Do I have grounds to sue for a slip and fall at a hotel?

You may have slipped and fallen at a hotel due to sheer clumsiness or lack of paying attention. However, it is equally likely that the cause of your accident was the negligence of the hotel management and staff. Without further ado, you may have grounds to sue if any of the below circumstances are relevant to your incident:

  • You slipped and fell on a spilled drink left uncleared from the hotel’s restaurant or bar.
  • You slipped and fell on spilled liquids coming from the hotel’s housekeeping closets or facilities.
  • You slipped and fell on torn carpeting or from inadequate lighting in the hotel’s hallways.
  • You slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor in the hotel lobby that was absent of a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign.
  • You slipped and fell on uncleared ice or weather-related debris in the hotel’s parking lots, sidewalks, and stairways.
  • You slipped and fell on tiles that were not of slip-resistant material along the perimeter of a hotel’s swimming pools.

Where do I file my lawsuit if I live in a different state?

It is rather possible that you are an out-of-state individual who was staying at a Maryland hotel. In turn, it is equally possible that you are a Maryland resident who stayed out of state for a vacation getaway. Regardless of which circumstance applies to you, you may be wondering which state you should file your slip and accident claim in.

Well, if your accident took place in a Maryland hotel, then your lawsuit must be filed in Maryland. This is because the hotel operates in Maryland and is thereby subject to the laws in Maryland. Similarly, if your accident took place out of state, then your lawsuit may only be valid in that other state.

So if you determine that your case must be handled in the state of Maryland, then please look no further than our law firm. When filing your slip and fall accident claim, there is no other than a skilled Leonardtown personal injury lawyer to have in your corner. So get in touch with us at The Dorsey Law Firm today.