Miami Hotel Slip & Fall Lawyer
Hotel slip and falls are more common than most people assume, and can happen just as easily in a one star motel as they can in a five star resort. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, it is in your best interest to seek out the assistance of an experienced Miami hotel slip & fall lawyer. The legal team at Spencer Morgan Law has handled countless slip and fall claims over the years, giving us a vast degree of knowledge when it comes to these types of accidents.
What to do After a Hotel Slip and Fall
If you were injured as a guest in a hotel slip and fall, you should immediately notify the hotel management and seek medical care. Additional steps you may want to take include the following:
- Gather witness contact information
- Take photos of the potential slip and fall hazard
- Save the shoes you were wearing during the fall (do not clean them) in a safe space
- Ask the hotel to save security camera footage of the fall
- Talk to an attorney
- Refrain from speaking to the hotel or insurance company about your specific injuries or claim details
What Caused the Slip and Fall?
Hotel slip and falls are often caused by spills, damaged flooring, poor lighting, wet entranceways, a lack of handrails, or failure to place caution signs. These hazards are considered the fault of the hotel when the hotel had knowledge, or should have had knowledge of the hazard, and failed to take action promptly. If a victim is able to prove these required elements of a slip and fall claim, a premises liability attorney will likely be able to prove that the hotel was liable for their injuries.
Damages in a Hotel Slip and Fall Claim
After it becomes apparent that you were seriously injured due to the hotel’s mistake, you may be offered a free stay, reduced bill, or some other seemingly good-natured offer from the hotel manager or owner. While it is human nature to be forgiving and to accept what seems like a generous offer, your injuries likely deserve much more than a few hundred dollars worth of forgiven hotel bills. Damages in a typical slip and fall injury claim are worth tens of thousands due to the following types of compensation:
- Medical expenses and estimated future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Loss of joy of life
- And more
Call a Miami Hotel Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
Whether you slipped down a short flight of stairs, tripped on a torn piece of hallway carpeting, or misstepped in the hotel parking lot because an overhead light was broken, you may be able to seek compensation from the hotel. The Miami hotel slip and fall lawyer at Spencer Morgan Law are here to help in every way they can, including proving negligence on behalf of the hotel, documenting your damages, negotiating with the other party’s insurance company, and filing a lawsuit if necessary. Call us today at 305-423-3800 for a free consultation.