Hotel Lawsuit

Can I Sue a Hotel for Personal Injury or Wrongful Death?

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 a recent incident at a Quality Inn & Suites in Michigan, one child died and several others were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning.

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.

Hotel Lawsuit Claims

Personal injury and wrongful death claims against hotels generally involve one of the following (settlements/verdicts for clients in parenthesis):

  • Legionnaires disease, a severe pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria that has contaminated water in a cooling tower, swimming pool or other water source ($3 million);
  • Food poisoning (campylobacteriosis, E. coli, hepatitis A, listeriosis, norovirus and Salmonella) from contaminated food or water served at a restaurant ($7.5 million);
  • Injuries from fires, including burns, smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning and brain damage from oxygen deprivation (cerebral anoxia) ($10 million);
  • Drowning in a pool ($3 million); or
  • Assault in a room (including rape or other sexual assault, physical beatings, etc.), at the bar or anywhere on the property ($2.9 million).

Punitive Damages

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.

Attorney with Experience and Multi-Million-Dollar Settlements

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.

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Major Hotel and Motel Chains

America’s Best Value Inn
Aqua Hotels and Resorts
Baymont Inn & Suites
Best Western
Budget Suites of America
Candlewood Suites
Club Med
Country Inns & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
Crowne Plaza
Days Inn
Embassy Suites
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons
Green Tree
Holiday Inn
Howard Johnson’s
Knights Inn
La Quinta
Le Meridien
Lemmon Tree
Little America
Lotte Hotels and Resorts
Marco Polo
Motel 6
Park Plaza
Pueblo Bonito
Red Carpet
Red Lion
Regent International
Rodeway Inn
Royal Orchid
St. Regis
Summerfield Suites
Super 8
Traveller’s Inn

The above is a list of chains in the United States. It is not a list of hotels we have sued. Because our cases are confidential, you will need to contact Fred Pritzker or another attorney at our law firm to discuss our experience in this area. Confidentiality agreements are standard for lawsuit settlements.

Our law firm has won large settlements against companies with hotels and motels throughout the United States: Alabama AL, Arizona AZ, San Diego, Los Angeles, California CA, Colorado CO, Connecticut CT, Delaware DE, Florida FL, Georgia GA, Iowa IA, Chicago, Illinois IL, Indiana IN, Kansas KS, Louisiana LA, Boston, Massachusetts MA, Maryland MD, Maine ME, Michigan MI, Minneapolis, Minnesota MN, North Carolina NC, North Dakota ND, Nebraska NE, New Hampshire NH, New Jersey NJ, New York NYC, Ohio OH, Oklahoma OK, Oregon OR, Pennsylvania PA, Rhode Island RI, South Carolina SC, South Dakota SD, Tennessee TN, Texas TX, Utah UT, Virginia VA, Washington WA, West Virginia WV, Wyoming WY