Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys recommend taking these 4 steps if you get injured on hotel property during your stay.
- Contact hotel management. Even if you don’t think you need to, contacting hotel management is the first thing you should do after suffering a slip-and-fall or other injury on their property. They will fill out an injury report that details the date, time and details of the incident. If possible, ask the hotel for a copy of this report, as it will serve as evidence if you take legal action.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Regardless of whether your injury is major or minor, you should seek prompt medical attention. Neglecting to do so may not only worsen your injury (as you may be in shock and not realize the extent of your injury), but it may also make it difficult to prove that your personal injury occurred as a result of the hotel’s negligence rather than an incident that happened before or after.
- Capture photo and video evidence. Photo and video evidence are some of the most powerful tools for any personal injury litigation. Make sure to take photos of your injury, the cause of the injury (e.g. a broken chair or icy pavement) and a panoramic video of the surrounding area. These are important pieces of evidence to help you win your personal injury case.
- Seek the help of a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney, like one of our professionals here at The GC Law Firm, has expertise and knowledge that will help your case, and will assist you in preparing your statement and making sure you obtain a fair award. You may build a case against the hotel on your own, but we encourage you to seek the help of our attorneys to give yourself the best outcome.
Our personal injury team is ready to assist you in your claim against a hotel or other property. Contact us today at (201)-488-1825, or through our website, to get started!