Hotel liability in slip fall
UPDATED: Oct 1, 2022
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Hotel liability in slip fall
Can a hotel be held liable for a slip
fall due to breach of duty to provide a
safe environment in a bathroom where
the there were no skid resistant
material inside the tub, no grab bars or
rubber matt provided?
Asked on July 26, 2018 under Personal Injury, Connecticut
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
The hotel is liable for your injury because it occurred on the premises.
Notify the hotel and its insurance carrier that you will be filing a personal injury claim.
When you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor or are declared by the doctor to be permanent and stationary, which means having reached a point in your medical treatment where no further improvement is anticipated, obtain your medical bills, medical reports, and documentation of wage loss. Your claim filed with the hotel's insurance carrier should include those items.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement. The medical reports document your injury and are used to determine compensation for pain and suffering which is an amount in addition to the medical bills. Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.
If the case is settled with the hotel's insurance carrier, NO lawsuit is filed.
If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from that insurance carrier, reject the settlement offers and file a lawsuit against the hotel based on premises liability.
If the case is NOT settled, your lawsuit against the hotel must be filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations or you will lose your rights forever in the matter.
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