Hotel Accidents in Pennsylvania | What You Need to Know

With the coronavirus pandemic seemingly going in the right direction, more and more individuals and their families are going on vacation. Hotels are frequently a part of vacationing, and though they are generally safe, comfortable places to stay, this is not always the case. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a hotel accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how we can help if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of hotel accidents?

Hotel accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, however, they generally occur when hotel management or staff fails to ensure the safety of all those staying there. Hotels have many amenities, including swimming pools, buffets, gyms, and more, and they are in charge of making sure that all of these amenities are in tip-top shape at all times. If they do not and you are injured in a slip and fall accident or otherwise, there is a very good chance that you may have a valid premises liability claim against that hotel.

What should I do if I am injured in a hotel accident?

If you are injured in a hotel accident the first thing you should do is notify hotel management or staff, and they should write up an incident report. From here, you should call the police, especially if you believe you need immediate medical treatment. Next, take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident and ask any witnesses who saw your accident for their name and phone number. Once you are treated and receive medical documentation concerning your injuries from your doctor, retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence needed to prove your claim, such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

How long will I have to sue a hotel for an injury in Pennsylvania?

If you are injured in a Pennsylvania hotel accident, you must ensure that you file your claim on time. While you may decide to wait to seek damages for your injuries, this is seldom a good idea, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time you can wait to take action against the party responsible. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, giving the wrongly injured, under most circumstances, two years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm is here to begin the claims process on your behalf today.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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