What You Should Know About Hotel Accidents in Pennsylvania

There is nothing worse than sustaining an injury while on vacation or on a business trip. Many people use the hotels here in Pennsylvania to accommodate them while they are traveling either across the state or from another state. While most hotels are safe, there are times where hotels can be unsafe, usually as a result of hotel management or staff behaving negligently. Please continue reading and speak with our seasoned Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about hotel accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been wrongfully injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process ahead:

What most commonly causes hotel accidents?

Hotel accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, and at times, they are simply unavoidable. However, this is not always the case, and oftentimes, they are the direct result of negligence on the part of hotel management or staff. These people are in charge of ensuring that the premises are safe for all guests, which includes ensuring swimming pools are safe, any spilled liquids or slippery floors are treated right away, that all hotel gym equipment is safe, that elevators in the hotel are safe, etc. When they fail to regularly ensure the safety of guests, guests can sustain serious injuries as a result. This is unacceptable.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

As long as our firm can prove that the hotel management/staff either knew or should have known about the unsafe condition on their premises, failed to take action to clear the safety hazard away timely, and that you were injured and incurred significant damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim. To prove your claim, our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys will work to uncover several forms of evidence, such as surveillance footage of the accident, witness statements, the police report of your accident, medical documentation, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, meaning that you should not wait longer than two years from the date of your injury to take legal action against the negligent hotel staff/management that caused your injury. If you do, you may permanently lose your right to sue. Give us a call today if you are ready to get started.


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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