I Was Injured in a Hotel. Who Do I Sue?

You were away, either on business or vacation, and you were staying at a hotel when, suddenly, you encountered a hazard unexpectedly and were injured as a result. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re not alone. Many people sustain serious injuries in hotel accidents here in Florida every single year, and if you are one of them, you’re likely wondering whether you’re eligible for financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville hotel accident attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how we can help guide you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Who is responsible if I was injured in a hotel?

The party responsible for your injuries will depend largely on how exactly you were injured. Just some of the most common causes of hotel accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Serving spoiled food to guests
  • Dangerous gym equipment
  • Insufficient security
  • Unsafe swimming pools
  • Dangerous parking lots or parking garages
  • Dangerous hot tubs
  • Defective furniture
  • Unsanitary hotel conditions, such as unclean drinking water, pest infestations, etc.
  • Stairwell trip or slip and falls

If, for example, you were injured because of a defective railing on a stairway that caused you to fall down the stairs, you will likely sue the hotel itself for failing to ensure the property was safe for all guests. However, if you were hurt because of defective gym equipment and we can prove your injury was a result of a dangerous equipment design or an error in the manufacturing process, we’ll likely sue the product designer/manufacturer and not necessarily the hotel itself. That said, no matter how your accident happened, it’s paramount that you speak with a competent personal injury attorney who can assess your case and truly determine the liable party.

What do I get if I win my personal injury claim?

If you can prove that you were hurt due to no fault of your own, you should recover compensation to help you cope with both economic and non-economic damages caused by your accidents. These damages can include the cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, lost past and future wages, and more. Our firm has significant experience handling these claims and can fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. You just need to reach out to us so we can get working on your case.


Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.