Yes, if the injury or wrongful death can be connected to the hotel. Most of these cases involve negligence, meaning the owner and management acted or failed to act in a way that would be reasonable for the industry. Our lawyers investigate, looking for evidence of negligence in the following areas: maintenance, security, fire prevention, evacuation, safety, training, staffing and supervision.
In July of 2017, our law firm filed a lawsuit against the owner of The Guest House at Graceland, Elvis Presley Enterprises, on behalf of a client who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the hotel. The lead attorneys for this case are Fred Pritzker, Ryan Osterholm and Brendan Flaherty.
“It is important to hold hotel owners accountable if water safety rules were violated,” said attorney Fred Pritzker. “Especially because guests have no way of protecting themselves from Legionnaires’ disease pnuemonia.”
— ABC News (@ABC) April 2, 2017
Our law firm has won millions in cases against big chains and their armies of corporate attorneys. You can contact our law firm for a free consultation with a lawyer.
Personal injury and wrongful death claims against hotels generally involve one of the following (settlements/verdicts for clients in parenthesis):
Punitive damages can be pursued in cases where there is gross negigence (not cleaning a cooling tower after Legionella bacteria is found, not replacing broken fire alarms or windows, not making a repair that management knows is necessary to prevent harm). Punitive damages, which can be in the millions of dollars, are meant to punish and deter future bad behavior.
Cases of serious injury and wrongful death can be worth millions, but it is critical to get an attorney with experience litigating these kinds of cases. Attorney Fred Pritzker is our lead attorney for these cases and represents injury victims and their families nationwide. Fred’s national practice is important because most of these cases involve several states: the state where the accident happened, the state in which the victim resided at the time of the accident, and the state where the corporate offices are located.