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Navigating hotel accidents: A guide to protecting your rights

On Behalf of | Jun 28, 2024 | Premises Liability

Traveling can be fun, but sometimes accidents happen. If you get hurt in a hotel in Texas, it’s essential to know what steps to take, because getting injured in another person’s property is not the same as hurting yourself in yours.

Report the injury immediately

First, report your injury to the hotel staff right away. Ensure they document the incident and provide you with a copy. This documentation is vital for any premises liability claims you may file later.

Seek medical attention

Your health is the top priority, so don’t delay seeking medical attention immediately, even if the injury seems minor. A doctor can check your condition and give you the treatment you need.

Document everything

Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any contributing factors (like a wet floor or broken equipment). Write details about the incident, including the time, date, and location. Also, get the names and phone numbers of anyone who saw what happened, they could be useful later.

Understand your legal rights

Hotels must keep their guests safe, and if the hotel was careless and you got hurt in it, you might be able to get money for your injury. Then, ask for legal advice. Negligence can include things like failing to repair hazards or not providing adequate security.

Notify your insurance company

Contact your insurance company to report the injury. They can guide you on what to do next and help cover medical expenses when you provide them with all the important details and papers.

Knowing these steps can help you manage the situation effectively and ensure your rights are protected, especially in cases of premises liability under Texas law. You can handle the situation effectively and protect your rights by taking these steps.