Slip and falls can happen anywhere, from gas stations to hotels. In fact, one New Orleans woman is bringing a suit against Marriott hotels after suffering injuries from a slip and fall that occurred on September 27, 2015.
Evelyn R. Hayes slipped on wet stairs, causing injury, at a Marriott hotel where she was a guest in the fall of 2015. As a result, on September 27, 2016, the injury case was filed in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court, where Marriott International Inc. and HMC Hotel Properties II Limited Partnership are named as defendants. HMC Hotel Properties II Limited Partnership is formerly known as Marriott Hotel Properties II Limited partnership.
The claim cites that the defendants were negligent in keeping up their property and failed to warn patrons of potentially dangerous hazards. Furthermore, Ms. Hayes is seeking an unspecified amount of damages. Additionally, Christopher J. Bruno, Division F. Judge will preside over the case.
How Hotel slip and Falls Can Occur
Slip and fall accidents at hotels are caused by a variety of factors, including but not limited to:
- Hotel staff that clean areas and fail to put out wet floor signs to warn guests of the potential hazard
- Guests who spill liquids on the floor and neglect to notify management of the situation
- Wet areas in hotels that have pools and do not display adequate warning signs that surface areas are potentially hazardous
Were You Injured in a Slip and Fall?
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall, at a hotel or any other public facility, you may be entitled to compensation. However, slip and fall cases can be difficult. The case can be litigated if an establishment refuses to offer a reasonable settlement.
Gregory H. Bevel is an experienced slip and fall lawyer to assist you through the process of bringing forward a claim after suffering an injury on someone else’s property. Therefore, contact Attorney Bevel today to learn more about slip and fall law, and what you need to do to bring a claim forward for financial restitution. However, it needs to be proved that the establishment was negligent or should have reasonably known about the hazard. Attorney Bevel can help you gather the evidence needed to support your claim. Call now for a consultation at (214) 580-2555.