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 hotel negligence, meaning the hotel acted or failed to act in a way that would be reasonable for the hotel industry. Our lawyers investigate hotel operations looking for evidence of negligence in the following areas: maintenance, security, fire prevention, evacuation, safety, training, staffing and supervision.

Our law firm has won millions in cases against big hotel chains and their armies of corporate attorneys.


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Hotel Lawsuit Claims

Personal injury and wrongful death claims against hotels generally involve one of the following:

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

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages can be pursued in cases where the hotel is grossly negligent (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 the hotel and deter future bad behavior.

Attorney with Experience and Multi-Million-Dollar Settlements

Cases of serious injury and wrongful death against hotels 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 hotel corporate offices are located.

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Need help? Click on Fred (above) and request a FREE case evaluation. Attorney Fred Pritzker is the founding partner of our law firm.

Major Hotel and Motel Chains

America’s Best Value Inn
AmericInn
Aqua Hotels and Resorts
Atlas Hotels
Baymont Inn & Suites
Bellstar
Best Western
Bowman-Biltmore Hotels
Budget Suites of America
Budgetel
Candlewood Suites
Chez Hotels
Choice Hotels
Club Med
Country Inns & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott
Crest Hotels
Crowne Plaza
Days Inn
Delta Hotels
Doubletree
Drury Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels
Epoque Hotels
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Fiesta Hotels
Four Seasons
Green Tree
Hampton
Hawthorn
Heartland
Hilton
Holiday Inn
Howard Johnson’s
Hyatt
Imperial
Knights Inn
La Quinta
Langham
Le Meridien
Lemmon Tree
Little America
Loews
Lotte Hotels and Resorts
Marco Polo
Marriott
Motel 6
Park Plaza
Princess
Pueblo Bonito
Radisson Hotels
Ramada
Red Carpet
Red Lion
Regent International
Renaissance
Ritz-Carlton
Rodeway Inn
Royal Orchid
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Sofitel
St. Regis
Summerfield Suites
Super 8
Traveller’s Inn
Travelodge
Trident Hotels
Westin
Wyndham

The above is a list of hotel 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 settlements with hotels.

I Want to Sue a Hotel
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