In 2017 alone, more than 26 million visitors came to the city of Baltimore. Whether they’re drawn by business or leisure, tourists and travelers can find ample lodging in Baltimore, with options that range from budget-friendly economy motels to world-class, five-star luxury hotel suites. Unfortunately, hotels do not always follow proper standards and procedures for guest safety, sometimes resulting in serious accidents. If you or one of your family members was injured while staying at a hotel in Baltimore, you may be entitled to compensation and should discuss your situation with an experienced hotel injury lawyer.
Randolph Rice, Baltimore hotel accident attorney, has years of experience representing injured hotel, motel, spa, resort, and bed-and-breakfast guests in personal injury claims. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of a hospitality company, or by individual hotel employees, Randolph Rice can fight for fair compensation, protecting you against insurance companies and powerful corporations that seek to minimize your damages. To set up a free legal consultation concerning a hotel lawsuit in Baltimore, contact Rice, Murtha & Psoras online, or call (410) 694-7291 today.
Types of Hotel Accident Injury Claims We Handle
Rice, Murtha & Psoras can assist you with any type of hotel accident claim, including but not limited to the following examples:
- Accidents in hotel lobbies
- Accidents involving defective products
- Hotel attack and assault injuries, including sexual assault
- Hotel elevator and escalator accidents
- Hotel fires and burn injuries
- Hotel gym accidents
- Hotel parking garage car accidents
- Hotel parking garage slip and fall accidents
- Hotel sidewalk slip and fall accidents
- Hotel swimming pool accidents
- Hotel vending machine accidents
- Hotel window accidents
These types of accidents can lead to catastrophic, permanently disabling injuries, putting the victim out of work while burdening him or her with costly medical bills. A personal injury claim or hotel lawsuit can provide compensation for medical expenses, including anticipated future care costs, such as surgery, medication, hospitalization, prosthetic devices, and physical rehabilitation. Examples of hotel injuries that Randolph Rice can pursue compensation for include:
- Amputation injuries or loss of fingers/toes
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Concussions and brain injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Facial injuries
- Hip, knee, and shoulder injuries
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Permanent scarring, impairment, or disability
- Sprains and strains (soft tissue injuries)
If you or one of your loved ones suffered these or other types of injuries while staying at a hotel or motel in Baltimore, contact Rice, Murtha & Psoras for a free consultation about your potential claim.
Can You Sue a Hotel for Injuries in Baltimore?
The short answer to this question is possibly, depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident and resulting injuries. In order to successfully recover compensation from a hotel following an injury on the premises, it is necessary to prove that you were the victim of negligence. But what does that mean for a plaintiff? What does “negligence” constitute?
Speaking broadly, hotel negligence is any failure to meet reasonable standards and duties toward guests, resulting in preventable harm, such as a wrongful death or serious physical injury. Regrettably, there are countless ways that this can occur. For example, negligent maintenance can lead to the development of hazards and defects that cause harmful slip and fall accidents, such as wet spots or damaged flooring. Negligent maintenance can also lead to issues like electrical or fire hazards, bed bug infestations, buildup of harmful mold, hidden defects in hotel gym or swimming pool equipment, and other defects that cause preventable guest injuries.
In addition to proving that a hotel company or hotel staff member was somehow negligent, it is also critical to abide by the Maryland personal injury statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a deadline which, in most situations, holds that negligence victims have up to three years from the date of injury in which to file an accident claim for compensation.
Though the statute of limitations technically permits up to three years to sue a hotel in Baltimore, it is wise to ask an attorney about your claim as early as possible. The sooner an attorney can examine your case, the easier it will be to preserve and recover evidence, giving you a better likelihood of prevailing against the hotel. Filing your claim earlier may also allow you to be compensated earlier, relieving the strain of medical bills and missed paychecks.
Our Hotel Injury Attorneys Can Help
Maryland hotels are responsible for providing guests with safe conditions that do not create an unreasonable risk of injury. If carelessness or negligence leads to the preventable death or injury of a hotel guest, the victim or victim’s family may be entitled to financial compensation for funeral costs, medical bills, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages.
Randolph Rice, an aggressive Baltimore hotel accident lawyer, is ready to help file your claim and protect you against “low-ball” settlement offers that do not compensate your losses fairly. Contact us online right away to set up a free legal consultation, or call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291 today. We are available 24/7 to offer assistance.