If you or a loved one suffered an injury while staying in a New York hotel or motel, you could take legal action against the property owner or manager who runs the facility. Under what is generally termed as “premises liability,” property owners and managers are legally responsible for keeping guests on their premises safe from harm and they may be held liable for injuries that occur.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we advocate for the injured. If you would like to pursue compensation, a personal injury lawyer from our firm will organize an investigation into your hotel accident, then file your case in New York. During a free consultation, our team member will discuss with you further how we prepare cases for clients.
In This Article
- We Want to Help You Demand Compensation from the Negligent Hotel Property
- You Will Receive the Full-service Treatment When Working with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
- The Statute of Limitations Could Affect Several Aspects of Your Case
- Our Law Firm Handles Various Types of Hotel Accident Cases
- Call Our Team for a Free Consultation Today
We Want to Help You Demand Compensation from the Negligent Hotel Property
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we believe the owner or manager of the property where your injury occurred, along with their insurers, should be held accountable and be made to compensate you for the damages you incurred.
Under personal injury law, you might be able to recover multiple types of damages. Our attorneys will work hard to help you recover a settlement or award that includes money for the following damages and more:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We could pursue other awards if they apply to your case.
Separate Damages Are Available for Surviving Families of Lost Loved Ones
If you lost your loved one in a hotel accident, we offer our sympathy. We might be able to help your family at this dire time to relieve some financial pressure through the pursuit of wrongful death damages, which could include:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium (The special types of damages, recognized by law, that a person experiences when their spouse suffers a wrongful death.)
- Loss of financial support
- Medical debts
For a free legal consultation with a hotel accidents lawyer serving New York, call 516-932-0400
You Will Receive the Full-service Treatment When Working with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
When you choose us to represent you, we will do the following and more for you:
- Update you on your case by relaying important hearing dates, messages from inquiring parties, and settlement offers you could receive
- Identify the liable parties you might be able to take action against to pursue compensation
- Communicate with all parties for you so that you do not risk admitting partial negligence, which could be used against you
- Gather evidence to support all claims you allege in your case
- Determine a value for your case so that we know how much compensation to pursue on your behalf
Our legal team will also be available for legal advice as we represent your case. The personal injury lawyer we assign to your case will also advocate for your interests and will aim to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you if possible. If not, they will represent you in court.
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The Statute of Limitations Could Affect Several Aspects of Your Case
New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 is the statute of limitations in New York, meaning it sets the legal time frame a plaintiff has to file their personal injury case. When called for, a lawyer with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will help you by filing a legal action, but we would be able to only do so within the legal filing period, or your case will be dismissed.
There are exceptions to the statutory deadline, so you might be able to “toll” (i.e., extend,) your case’s due date, depending on the circumstances of your hotel accident. For instance, if your child was injured in the hotel lobby while you were on vacation in New York City, we are able to help you, even if you live out of state. Cases involving minors are able to have the statutory deadline extended to when they become of legal age to take civil action.
Our legal team will explain the rules around filing your personal injury case and help you determine how much time you have left to file your lawsuit.
Our Law Firm Handles Various Types of Hotel Accident Cases
We have worked with clients who were hurt in various ways on hotel and motel property in New York City. No matter how your injury occurred, our personal injury lawyers will help you identify the responsible party or parties for your New York hotel accident.
We have helped clients win compensation for the following types of hotel injuries and more:
A slip and fall or a trip and fall accident at a hotel could occur:
- On the sidewalk
- On a stairwell with a loose or missing step
- In an elevator
- In the parking lot
- In your hotel room
We will investigate your accident and determine if it was caused by a hazardous condition that the hotel management should have addressed.
Many hotels offer pools to their guests. While this amenity provides fun and recreation, it could also present many dangers, especially when you consider that many hotels do not employ lifeguards.
Unlike residential neighborhoods, hotels and motels are highly transient, opening up guests to encounter individuals who could have criminal intent. Moreover, hotels seldom if ever perform background checks on guests, meaning the guest in the room next to you might have a felony rap sheet a mile long, and you would never know.
If you were the victim of a criminal act on hotel property, legal action against the hotel owner or managers may be indicated if they failed to take steps they should taken have to protect you.
If you suffered injuries in an auto accident that occurred in the hotel’s parking lot or parking garage, we will help you pursue compensation from potentially liable parties like the at-fault driver or the hotel property manager.
These structures could try to cram too many cars into too small of a space and provide little to no control over the flow of traffic. When this kind of negligence leads to an accident, we will work hard to hold the property owner liable.
Hotel guests could also get hurt while engaging in recreational activities on hotel premises if the facility does not give proper warning or safety equipment to guests. Recreational activities that could lead to an injury include:
- Surfing and other water sports activities
If a hotel did not provide proper safety equipment or instruction for you to engage in a recreational activity safely, we will review relevant laws to see if we are able to hold them liable for your injuries. If so, we will collect evidence to support your claims and hold them accountable for their negligence.
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Call Our Team for a Free Consultation Today
Our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., wants to help you fight against a negligent hotel property owner or manager. We offer to review your case and discuss your hotel accident in a free consultation. Our staff is also multilingual, which could be beneficial if you prefer to speak in a language other than English. We speak Spanish, Bengali, Greek, Tamil, and Kannada.