For decades, our Buffalo hotel accident lawyer has fought on behalf of those who’ve been wrongfully injured in hotel accidents. While we seldom imagine sustaining a serious injury while on vacation or away on business, hotel accidents do happen, perhaps more often than you may think. If you’ve been hurt in one, you should contact Ramos & Ramos today.
Do I Need a Buffalo Hotel Accident Lawyer?
If you were injured in a hotel accident, you should understand that without an experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney on your side, you risk losing out on the compensation you may actually deserve. No two cases are alike, and it is always best to discuss your situation with an attorney before proceeding with a personal injury claim.
Hotel Accidents in Buffalo | What to Know
Hotel accidents can happen for many reasons. Often, they are entirely avoidable. Some of the most common causes of hotel accidents and injuries are as follows:
- Unsafe swimming pools
- Unsafe hotel gyms or gym equipment
- Spills left uncleaned
- Unsafe hotel sidewalks or parking lots
- Defective hotel elevators
- Hotels serving guests spoiled food
- Inadequate security
- Dangerous hotel stairwells
- Unsanitary hotel conditions
- Insufficient lighting
After sustaining an injury in a hotel, you’re most likely wondering who is liable for your injuries. The answer to this question isn’t always straightforward. For example, if we can prove that the hotel ownership/staff knew or should have known about unsafe hotel conditions, failed to take action and fix them timely, and you were injured as a result, we will most likely sue the hotel via a premises liability claim.
That said, on the other hand, if you were injured in a hotel because of a defective product, such as dangerous gym equipment or on a malfunctioning elevator, we may have a product liability claim. To win a product liability claim, we will have to prove that you were hurt either because of a dangerous product design, a negligent product manufacturer, or the failure to clearly warn about potential safety hazards a product poses. After an accident, it is always best to speak with a knowledgeable Buffalo hotel accident lawyer who can assess your situation and determine the liable party.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is the time limit on personal injury claims. Every state has one. In New York, typically, the statute of limitations is three years. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will lose your right to bring a personal injury claim. After you’ve received medical treatment and are in stable condition, you should make it a point to speak with our firm as soon as you can. We are ready to begin the claims process on your behalf.
Contact a Buffalo Hotel Accident Lawyer
Have you been hurt in a hotel accident? Did you incur steep medical bills or were unable to return to work because of your accident? Our firm is here to help. Contact Ramos & Ramos today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.