Dothan Hotel Accident Attorneys Pursue Positive Outcomes for Clients

Offering sound and effective legal guidance to injury victims in Alabama

Lodgings from Hilton, Marriott and Wyndham are just a few of the numerous hotels in Dothan and surrounding areas, and while many Alabama hotels are attentive to the safety of their guests, some fail in their duty and guest can suffer harm. At Carey & Hamner, P.C., when these accidents happen, we take action. If you have been injured in an accident or other incident at a hotel, a Dothan hotel accident attorney from our law firm can advise you on whether or not you are entitled to a financial remedy.     

Common types of hotel accidents in Alabama

There are many ways accidents can happen on hotel premises. Some of the most common accidents and incidents that cause injuries include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool and spa accidents
  • Accidents related to faulty equipment or furnishings
  • Food poisoning and other illnesses
  • Violent acts and property damage due to inadequate security measures

If your injuries were due to negligence on the part of the hotel, a hotel worker or another guest, we may be able to help you get compensation.

A hotel’s responsibility for guests’ safety

Hotels have a duty of care to their guests. They must have reasonable safety protections in place to help prevent accidents and violent incidents from occurring. This includes performing regular inspections and maintenance of all hotel premises, as well as warning guests about wet floors and other hazards with proper signage, ensuring security with adequate lighting in parking lots and garages, working locks on guest room doors and other precautions. Hotel staff should also be trained in how to respond in emergency situations. When they fail in their duty and someone is hurt, hotel owners and managers can be held financially accountable through a premises liability claim. If you believe your hotel accident was due to negligence, we can evaluate the evidence and represent you if you have a valid claim. 

Our Dothan personal injury firm gathers evidence for hotel injuries

We will identify and collect the most strategic evidence that supports your case. Types of evidence we will gather may include:

  • Statements from witnesses to your accident
  • Photographs of the accident scene
  • Video of the accident that may have been captured on hotel security cameras
  • Your medical records that show the severity of your injuries
  • Medical bills that show how much your injuries have cost you
  • Expert witnesses to support your claim

You can trust us to develop the evidence in order to build the strongest possible claim on your behalf.

Dealing with insurance companies in hotel accident injuries

Insurance companies often want to get injury claims off their books as quickly and cheaply as possible. Soon after you’ve suffered an injury due to the hotel’s negligence, you may receive a low-ball settlement offer that does not adequately pay you for your damages. Before signing on the dotted line, speak with one of our attorneys who can take over negotiations with the insurance company to get you the best settlement terms possible.  

Compensation available for injuries in a hotel

The compensation that may be available to you for your hotel injury will depend on all the circumstances of your case, including the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses. Damages in these types of cases can include payment for:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future income
  • Property damage
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

When we handle your claim, we will assess your damages and all other factors in your case to arrive at a value range of compensation to pursue. There is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Alabama, so if you are considering a claim, it is to your benefit not to wait.

Contact a skilled Dothan hotel accident lawyer for injury assistance

If you have been injured in an accident caused by negligence at a hotel in the Dothan, Alabama area, the experienced law firm of Carey & Hamner, P.C. can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Call us at 855-435-4797 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.