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Common Causes Of Motel and Hotel Accidents In Massachusetts

Published in Premises Liability, Slip and Fall Accidents on June 4, 2023

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If you enjoy travel, you likely spend a lot of time in motels or hotel rooms. Whether you spend a lot of your trip at the lodging, or just go back there to sleep after a long day of sightseeing, these spaces serve as a base while you’re away from home. You will often subconsciously expect hotels and motels to prioritize your safety in every way possible, as this is where you come to rest and recover. But there’s still a risk of injury and accident in these spaces, especially when the owners do not take the appropriate action to protect employees and guests.

We can help you understand some of the most common causes of accidents in these spaces. When you receive an injury at a motel or hotel, you don’t need to worry about managing legal matters or recovery alone. The premises liability and slip-and-fall lawyers from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers dedicate themselves to bringing great legal results to their clients. We have over 45 years of experience and access to several helpful resources, including nuanced information, strategies, and other tools. Call us at (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form to arrange a free consultation.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motel or Hotel Accidents in Massachusetts?

There is always potential for injury, but we all hope these risks are mitigated when we are in a designated safe space. Hotels and motels are meant to give us a place to rest, but negligent owners, guests, and employees may increase the risk of injury. The following are common causes of accidents leading to injury in hotels or motels:

  • Not enough lighting in parking areas
  • Lack of security personnel
  • Not enough training for security
  • No surveillance cameras
  • Lack of employee or guest screening
  • Lack of property and equipment maintenance, including rooms, elevators, escalators, and swimming areas
  • Serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals
  • Cars speeding in parking lots
  • Not following traffic signs
  • Driving while distracted
  • Food poisoning
  • Lack of safety equipment, like non-slip bath mats and handrails

If you suspect that someone else is responsible for your injuries from a motel or hotel accident, we encourage you to speak with a lawyer. Your attorney can help you collect evidence, determine the cause of your accident, and narrow down the list of potentially responsible parties.

Should You Work With a Lawyer for Your Motel or Hotel Accident Case?

We strongly recommend that anyone involved in legal matters work with a lawyer, as this is a great way to mitigate risk and avoid mistakes during each process. Your attorney can help you in several ways, including completing and filing paperwork, speaking on your behalf, and leveling the playing field against other legal representatives who are present. In the case of an accident in a motel or hotel, we recommend working with a premises liability or slip-and-fall lawyer.

We encourage you to refrain from representing yourself during these legal matters, which may result in reduced compensation. Your lawyer is much more likely to represent you in a fair and favorable way, better enabling you to collect the recovery you need to heal and maintain your quality of life. We encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers as soon as possible to improve your odds of success even further.

Get Valuable Assistance With Your Motel or Hotel Accident Case From Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers in Massachusetts

If you suffer injuries because someone at a motel or hotel was negligent, we are here to help. The premises liability and slip-and-fall lawyers from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can help you quickly and confidently navigate the legal processes ahead of you. Our team members—like the dedicated and hard-working Attorney Kyle A. Camilleri—are trusted to bring fantastic results to victims and survivors who want help.

We are proud of our accolades from outlets such as Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and we’ve also won hundreds of millions of dollars for our deserving clients. Please contact us for more information and access to helpful resources. You can do so by calling (617) 391-9001 or completing the contact form on our website at your earliest convenience.

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