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Slip and Fall in a Hotel Bathtub

Slip and fall accidents happen 500,000+ times per year in grocery stores, apartment buildings, and even hotel bathtubs, but they’re not always complete mishaps. In some cases, third-party negligence can cause hazards to form that endanger the well-being of customers, staff, and other individuals on the premises. Negligence, otherwise defined as carelessness or failure to adhere to a legal duty of care, can look differently depending on the situation, but for hotels, it can include improperly maintained rooms, hallways, and other areas/utilities frequently used by their clients.

There’s a lot that goes into managing a hotel, but that isn’t an excuse for managers and owners to slack while they have people staying under their roof. These individuals must keep a keen and watchful eye over the entirety of their property and staff their facility with responsible individuals they can trust to act according to the employee handbook. The liability falls on the property owner if anyone is injured or sustains damage while staying at their hotel. They can try to blame the employees who failed to clean or maintain properly, but it’s not their legal duty, and it can be argued that the property owner’s negligence led to hiring that individual or improperly training them.

The bottom line: You wouldn’t have slipped and fallen without their negligence playing a role. Whether it was negligent cleaning, the careless installation of a tub, or inadequately staffing the hotel and failing to accommodate a cleaning schedule, the property owner’s negligence isn’t your burden to bear. Fortunately, most states have laws that allow the victim to sue the at-fault property owner if they’re injured due to their negligence, but this isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll need to prove that the at-fault party had a reason to care about the circumstances that caused your accident, that they acted negligently, and that they had enough time to remedy the hazard after noticing it, which is difficult to pull off without prior legal experience.

That’s why retaining a trusted attorney after a slip and fall in a hotel bathtub is so important. Their involvement can help you navigate through the process with ease, giving you a much-needed opportunity to think about anything other than your injury. But, you should know that every law firm is different, and only a select few have the necessary combination of resources, experience, and expertise to give you the best possible chance of recovering your rightful compensation. Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest personal injury firm, is one of the select firms that have what it takes to take your case across the finish line. Our slip and fall attorneys leverage endless resources and decades of experience to provide you with an opportunity to advocate for every penny you’re entitled to, regardless of the size or severity of your case.

If you sustained damages as a result of a slip and fall in a hotel bathtub or any other location, Morgan & Morgan is just a phone call away. Complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation to get started.

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  • Can You Sue a Hotel if You Slip in a Shower?

    Yes, you can sue the hotel you were staying in when you slipped and fell in their shower. Slippery surfaces are almost always accidents waiting to happen, and it’s the hotel owner/manager’s responsibility to mitigate the risk of injury for their clients. That means that the property owner must take proactive action to make their building and premises safe for anyone in the area. For hotel bathrooms, they can add traction mats in the bathtub to prevent slips, safety bars to catch yourself in case of a fall, and emergency communication devices to notify staff if you fall despite the added safety requirements. There are many other ways that a hotel can make your stay safer, but if they fail to implement them, it opens a world of risk to anyone staying on their premises.

    Suing a hotel will require you to prove that the property manager or owner’s negligent actions directly resulted in the injury you sustained. You’ll also have to prove that they had a legal duty of care to act responsibly in that situation and that they had enough time, between noticing the hazard and your injury, to repair that situation in a timely manner. These tasks are difficult to pull off on your own, especially if the at-fault party has a proficient legal team behind them. Having an attorney by your side puts someone in your corner who has experience dealing with all of these hurdles, which can prove to be an invaluable asset as you seek to recover the compensation you’re entitled to.

  • What Injuries Result From a Slip and Fall in a Hotel Bathtub?

    Every fall is different, but bathtub falls are especially complicated and dangerous because you can’t necessarily catch yourself if you slip. This leads to a variety of injuries, including:

    • Broken bones
    • Pulled muscles
    • Torn ligaments
    • Herniated discs
    • Concussions
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Paralysis
    • Soft tissue damage

    All of the injuries above have the potential to cause pain and discomfort for years after the accident. If the damage is severe enough, it can affect your ability to live a normal life after the accident, which is why it’s so important to seek out the care of a medical professional. After they perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, you’ll have a laundry list of injuries and damages to show your attorney, greatly improving your ability to recover compensation for each.

  • What Can I Recover for a Slip and Fall in a Hotel Bathtub?

    Your specific recovery will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the jurisdiction the accident occurred in, and the expertise of your legal team. Here are a few damages that slip and fall accident victims commonly seek for recovery:

    • Medical expenses
    • Lost wages
    • Pain and suffering
    • Diminished/Total loss of earning capacity
    • Loss of quality of life
    • Punitive damages

    You should speak with your attorney about which damages you’re eligible to seek for recovery, but you can expect to recover compensation for any physical, mental, or financial damage you sustained from the accident. Some of these damages, like pain and suffering, are difficult to advocate for because the pain you’re experiencing is internal. A third party won’t be able to look across the table and diagnose your condition accurately, which leads to many victims recovering less than they deserve in their total compensation. You’ll need a skilled attorney by your side if you want to give yourself the best chance of advocating for the full severity of your pain and suffering damages, especially if the case is a hotly contested manner. You don’t want to gamble with something as important as your rightful compensation, so make sure you team up with the best—Morgan & Morgan.

  • What Should I Do After a Slip and Fall in a Hotel Bathtub?

    The most important thing after any accident is your health and well-being, so make sure to check yourself for damage if you can get up from the fall under your own power. Pat yourself down physically, and check your appearance in the mirror to discern any noticeable damage. Once you do, you should take pictures or videos of the hotel bathtub that caused your fall, then get yourself to a doctor for a further medical examination.

    The medical professional in charge of your care will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition and take detailed notes of each injury. They’ll check for internal damage and make predictions on how your condition will affect you in the future, giving you a shopping list of damages to seek to recover in your lawsuit.

    Your next call should be to an attorney, but you shouldn’t just choose one at random. Not every law firm has the experience or resources to advocate for what you’re entitled to, especially if your case goes to trial. Proficient law firms, like Morgan & Morgan, prepare for the possibility of trial starting on day one, giving you the best possible chance of recovering every penny of what you’re entitled to.

  • Can I Afford an Attorney?

    Other law firms shackle their clients with hefty retainer fees the moment they walk through the door to discuss their case, only furthering their financial burden. At Morgan & Morgan, we chose to take a different route—one that allows anyone who was injured in a slip and fall in a hotel bathtub to afford comprehensive legal representation, regardless of their financial status at the time of the accident.

    When you team up with America’s largest personal injury firm, you pay no out-of-pocket costs, and we’re only paid if we win your case. We take our fee from the favorable settlement or jury award to give you a much-needed break in your recovery. You never have to settle when you choose Morgan & Morgan, and you can count on us to never settle for anything less than you deserve.

  • Contact Morgan & Morgan After a Slip and Fall in a Hotel Bathtub

    In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan & Morgan has your back. Accidents aren’t always complete accidents. In some cases, negligence can expose clients to hazardous conditions that increase their chances of sustaining an accident. Improper cleaning, faulty installations, and other negligent acts can make ordinary areas, like a bathtub, an accident waiting to happen. There’s no situation where this is acceptable, and if you find yourself as a victim of these circumstances, you have an ally in Morgan & Morgan.

    With $13 billion+ recovered on behalf of our clients, the ability to leverage limitless resources, and decades of experience behind every case, trust America’s largest personal injury firm in your pursuit of rightful compensation. Complete a free, no-risk case evaluation to start the process of advocating for what you’re entitled to.

    and there’s a chance that your injuries can affect you for the rest of your life.

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