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.
It is important to mention that our legal team handles cases involving serious injury or death. We do not handle cases where hotel staff wrongly evicted a guest or caused a guest’s property to be lost, stolen, or destroyed.
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 and motels generally involve one of the following:
- Legionnaires Disease: A severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria contaminating a hotel water source, such as a cooling tower, swimming pool, or hot tub.
- Food poisoning from contaminated food or water served at a hotel restaurant.
- Fire injuries such as burns, smoke inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, and brain damage from oxygen deprivation (cerebral anoxia).
- Carbon monoxide poisoning from malfunctioning appliances or industrial equipment.
- Drowning in a hotel swimming pool
- Assault (including sexual assault and physical battery) in a hotel room or anywhere else on the property.
Punitive damages can be pursued in cases where there is gross negligence (such as not cleaning a cooling tower after Legionella bacteria is found, not replacing broken fire alarms or windows, or 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 that you hire an attorney with experience litigating these types of cases. Attorney Eric Hageman is our lead attorney for these cases and represents injury victims and their families nationwide. Pritzker Hageman’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.