Injuries at Hotels

Hotels are supposed to be places of safety and security; your home away from home.  You don’t expect to sustain a personal injury in one.  Unfortunately, they can in fact be places where unsafe conditions are found that end up injuring you or a loved one.

Hotel injuries can be a frightening occurrence; victims are not usually close to their real home; they’re away from everything they know, and most people don’t expect to be injured while on vacation or away from home on business.  They don’t expect to be injured because they have a justifiable expectation that the hotel knows what they are doing which would include keeping them safe; guests shouldn’t need to take precautions to make the hotel safe or to inspect the property for hazards.

If you have suffered any kind of injury at a hotel due to carelessness of the owners, operators, other guests or staff, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to determine your rights and whether or not you have a valid personal injury claim for monetary damages.

A Hotel’s Liability for Injuries

Hotel injuries can be had in many different ways.  Hotels have living quarters, grounds, indoor and outdoor common areas, balconies, restaurants, elevators, staircases, kitchens, walkways and bathrooms that all present their own version of potential dangers.  As a guest, you have many rights available to you, the most prominent being that the hotel must keep the premises reasonably safe for you to enjoy.

Common Types of Claims for Injuries Caused by Hotel Owner or Hotel Staff Negligence Include:

  • Balcony falls
  • Cluttered or dangerous walkways and paths that cause trip and falls
  • Criminal attacks on the property due to a lack of security
  • Elevator accidents
  • Furniture that is unsteady or weak
  • Insect infestations such as bedbugs
  • Pool conditions that are unsafe
  • Railings that are not properly located or secured
  • Staircase and stairwell falls
  • Stairwells that are unsafe
  • Wet or slippery surfaces on walkways and paths causing slip and falls

A hotel’s negligence in permitting guests to visit the hotel in dangerous conditions can cause them to be liable to you for any injuries and concomitant losses you have sustained.  It is not acceptable to visit a hotel and become injured as a result of the hotel owner’s negligence or inability to make the hotel safe.

If you have been injured at a hotel, it is important to understand your rights.  Each hotel has a duty to ensure the property is safe for guests of all ages, including protecting children.  There cannot be any type of situation or condition which would injure a child or attract a child and lead to their injury.  Hotel injuries commonly occur to young children since they cannot tell a danger exists.  Places where work or construction is occurring need to be properly protected and signage needs to be in place.


Hotels should offer you a safe place to be while you are away from home, and any hotel stay which ends in injury is a potential cause for legal action.  As a victim of injuries sustained at a hotel, you can receive compensation for past and future medical expenses and lost wages, in addition to other damages.  Texas personal injury law also allows injured victims to recover damages for emotional pain and suffering that occurs as a result of the hotel accident.

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The Law Offices of Adrian Crane has more than 40 years combined experience in personal injury cases in North Texas, including hotel injury cases.  Hotel injuries can be severe and deserve the attention and representation of an experienced personal injury attorney who is highly skilled in this practice area.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits.  Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

Personal injury cases must be brought within 2 years of the time of the accident, so it is important to contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure your case gets the proper attention it deserves.

No Matter Where You Are in North Texas We Will Come to You!

If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of  injury at a hotel as a result of the negligence or recklessness of another, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims.  Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals.  A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.

Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas.  Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.

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