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Injured at a Los Angeles Hotel? Contact a Lawyer Today

Los Angeles is one of the most populated and visited areas in the country. People travel from all over the world for conventions, concerts, vacations, and business, enjoying our numerous accommodations. Even Los Angeles residents use local hotels and motels at times to avoid a busy commute.

While you would hope that hotel owners keep their properties free of serious safety hazards, the fact of the matter is that multiple people are injured every year in hotel accidents. A single slip-and-fall, hot-water burn, or assault can leave a guest disabled and anxious about the future.

If you suffered a catastrophic injury in a hotel, you may be able to recover compensation from the property owner. But to get the money you need to heal, you will need the experience of a Glendale hotel accident attorney.

At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we have served clients throughout Los Angeles County in recovering full compensation for their injuries. With our more than 40 years of combined experience, we can investigate the cause of your accident and hold the responsible party liable for your recovery. To learn how, call our firm at (818) 507-4311 and get a free case evaluation.

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What Types of Accidents Occur at Hotels?

When you check in at a hotel or resort, you expect the facility to be secure and free of danger. Unfortunately, hotel owners often cut corners to keep profits high, forcing their guests to pay for the consequences of their negligence. Even simple mistakes can cause serious hotel accidents, including:

  • Assaults and burglaries due to poor security
  • Swimming pool accidents caused by unsupervised or out-of-code pools
  • Slip-and-fall accidents on upturned carpets, wet floors, poorly lit stairwells, and cracked walkways
  • Elevator and escalator accidents caused by a lack of inspections or mechanical failures
  • Shuttle van accidents due to negligent hotel drivers and staff
  • Dog attacks involving other guests’ pets
  • Fires
  • Electrical injuries
  • Construction accidents that injure guests

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When Hotel Staff Is Negligent

Hotel owners, managers, and employees are responsible for making sure their facilities are free of safety hazards; otherwise, these properties should not be allowed to house guests. Hotel staff should routinely inspect all rooms and public spaces for potential hazards, fix any issues in a timely manner, and work closely with the Los Angeles County Public Works Department and California Building Standards Commission to make sure their lodgings are up to code. Lodgers and guests at hotels are awarded the same protections as tenants under California law, including protection from health and safety violations, in certain situations.

At the end of the day, most hotel accidents are 100% preventable so long as their employees take the necessary measures to protect guests. Unfortunately, hotels and motels make their profits by packing in as many guests as possible and cutting down on any overhead they can. This can cause owners to cut corners, which almost always puts guests at risk.

However, California allows premises liability claims when a property owner causes a guest’s injuries. To recover compensation for your trauma, you must show that hotel staff was aware of a safety hazard and failed to correct it or warn guests. Even if the property manager was not aware of a hazard, he or she can still be held liable if a staff member acted negligently and caused a guest’s injuries, or for failing to regularly inspect the property.

In the hundreds of hotels and motels that operate in Los Angeles County, there are several ways guests can be put risk, such as by hotel staff:

  • Not cleaning up spills and puddles on the property.
  • Failing to fix tripping hazards, such as loose carpets.
  • Not having proper lighting in stairwells.
  • Having no supervision at swimming pools.
  • Having a lack of depth signs at pools.
  • Allowing loose handrails on balconies or stairwells or sharp edges on furniture.
  • Failing to hire and train proper security in unsafe neighborhoods.
  • Hiring unqualified drivers to operate hotel vehicles, such as vans.
  • Not inspecting elevators and escalators for mechanical issues.

If you suffered a serious injury at a hotel, you may be eligible for full compensation for your injuries. This can include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This requires filing a strong claim and going head-to-head with the hotel’s liability insurance company.

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How to File a Premises Liability Claim

A successful premises liability claim will require an in-depth investigation by a top personal injury lawyer, and you should not trust your case to just any law firm. The team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, has more than 40 combined years of experience fighting for accident victims throughout Los Angeles County. We can spot negligence a mile away.

When filing a claim against a hotel, you should:

  • Receive medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible and keep track of all medical reports.
  • Request an accident report from the property owner and make multiple copies.
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident and any obvious safety hazards. Hotel staff may clean it up quickly, so don’t delay.
  • Collect contact information from other guests and witnesses.
  • Calculate the full costs of your injuries, including how the accident has affected your day-to-day life.
  • Review the property’s insurance policy with an attorney.

Our legal team at Aghabegian & Associates, PC, can handle the heavy lifting of your case. Your focus should be on getting treatment for your injuries and recovering from your trauma, not having to deal with a dismissive insurance company. Let us go to work getting you compensation so that you can heal.

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Compassionate Representation When You Need It Most

If you were injured at a Los Angeles hotel or motel because of a negligent property owner, trust your case to the the experienced Glendale premises liability attorneys at Aghabegian & Associates, PC. We can investigate the cause of your injuries, collect evidence of negligence, and advocate for full compensation on your behalf. We have recovered more than $125 million dollars for accident victims, including those with complex premises liability claims.

We know money is tight for you, which is why we offer every potential client a free consultation. We can sit down with you in a confidential meeting and listen to what happened. If you choose to work with us, know that you do not have to pay us a dime unless we win your claim. To get started, call (818) 507-4311 to get a free case evaluation.

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