Hotel and Resort Liability
Slip and Fall Attorneys Assisting Victims on Cape Cod
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our premises liability lawyers can protect the rights of people on Cape Cod and elsewhere who have been hurt in accidents at hotels and resorts. For more than three decades, we have helped many of our neighbors pursue the legal remedies they deserve to help them get back on their feet after a devastating injury. We understand the legal process for pursuing negligence claims, and we work tirelessly to explore all of the options that our clients may have. Our previous victories are the reward for our dedication.
Holding a Hotel or Resort Accountable for Your Injuries
When you visit a hotel, you come with certain basic expectations: that the accommodations are safe, that the rooms and common areas are clean, and that you will be able to get some rest at night. These expectations rise during resort visits, when guests expect to be able to kick back and enjoy a vacation without any hassle. Unfortunately, sometimes things do not go as planned, and hotel and resort guests may wind up leaving the property in worse shape than when they got there.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident at a hotel or resort, you may have the right to seek damages from the property owner and others responsible for the incident. These often include compensation for current and future medical costs, missed wages due to time away from work, and more subjective forms of harm such as pain and suffering.
Premises liability is the legal theory most commonly used to hold a property owner responsible for injuries sustained on the premises of a business like a hotel. This claim is a form of negligence, which assigns liability based on a person’s or entity’s failure to live up to what is technically known as a “duty of care.” Hotel owners generally owe guests and other visitors a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition and to warn them of any hazards of which the hotel knows or should be aware through reasonable inspection. This responsibility includes an obligation to perform necessary maintenance, regularly inspect the grounds for hazards, and take other reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable accidents.
In a premises liability case, the victim may need to gather physical evidence from the accident scene to detail the condition of the property at the time of the slip and fall. An attorney can also talk to witnesses like staff members and other guests to determine whether the hotel had been living up to its duty of care. It is important to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced legal professional as soon as possible to ensure that this evidence is properly gathered, and that your claim is brought before the statute of limitations expires.
Bring a Premises Liability Claim with the Guidance of a Cape Cod Lawyer
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have more than 146 years of combined experience in premises liability and other personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall at a hotel or resort in the area around Cape Cod, our injury attorneys are available to help. Our offices are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth, where we can offer free consultations. We are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.