Long Beach Hotel Injury Attorney
California is a popular travel destination with a thriving hotel and resort industry. Our state set the record for the number of hotel rooms opened in 2019, as reported by Hotel Management. In addition, California has 28 ski resorts, most in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and a number of all-inclusive resorts throughout the state.
Like other property owners in California, operators of hotels and resorts have a duty to use reasonable care to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition for visitors. When they fail in that duty, they can be held liable for resulting injuries. Our Long Beach hotel and resort injury lawyer can provide skilled representation in a premises liability claim against the property owner or operator.
Under state law, owners and managers of hotels and resorts have a duty to exercise ordinary care to prevent injury to others on their property. They are required to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition by conducting reasonable inspections and discovering and correcting hazardous conditions, or giving adequate warning of the danger. Among other things, they are responsible for:
- Ordinary maintenance
- Exterior and interior walkways
- Bathroom and shower equipment and appliances
- Worn or broken stairs
- Loose carpeting
- Slippery walkways from water or ice
- Weak or broken chairs
- Cracked or shattered mirrors or windows
When hotel and resort operators fail in their duty of care, guests and visitors can be injured in incidents including:
- Slip or trip and fall accidents caused by slippery floors; spills of soaps or cleaning and waxing materials; tripping hazards from negligent placement of potted plants, furniture, fixtures, or other objects; and inadequate lighting
- Swimming pool incidents, such as falls, electrocutions, or neck and spinal injuries from diving into shallow pools
- Motor vehicle accidents caused by inadequate onsite parking, poor site design, and negligent driving of hotel shuttle drivers or valets
- Crimes such as assault, battery, and rape due to negligent security
- Dog bites in facilities that allow guests to bring their pets onto the property
- Falls, trampling, and other injuries on resorts that have horseback riding
- Elevator and escalator injuries when machinery is not properly inspected, maintained, and repaired
- Injuries from scuba diving, jet skiing, boating, or fitness rooms if operations are not properly managed
If you were injured at a hotel or resort because of a hazardous condition existing on the property that the owner or manager knew or should have known of and failed to correct, you may have a premises liability claim for compensation. This also applies to foreseeable criminal actions of third parties if the hotel or resort failed to take adequate security measures. You may be entitled to seek damages which may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages or earnings, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Premises liability claims against hotels and resorts can be complicated cases. It is not enough to prove you were injured on the property. You must also prove negligence on the part of the owner or operator and show that those negligent actions caused your injuries.
At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we have a history of success representing injury victims in premises liability matters. Our experienced Long Beach premises liability attorney has the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue full compensation for your injuries. Contact us at (562) 901-0840 or toll-free at (888) 454-5569.