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Hotel Accident Injury Claims

Pinellas County is a vacation destination for many people throughout the world. The county is a peninsula surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Because of the extensive waterfront and its views, hotels are plentiful. Along with the enjoyment of vacationing at these hotels, comes hotel accidents. Accidents at hotels are commonplace. Visitors are not used to the surroundings, are doing activities that they normally would not do at home and alcohol is plentiful. If you have ever spoken to someone who works at a hotel, they will tell you about the frequency of injuries and accidents at all hotels. But, when the hotel is negligent for causing or contributing to your injury, you have a claim for your damages and should seek out to a qualified hotel accident attorney.

Most of the hotels in Pinellas County are located in St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater and Clearwater Beach. Although there are certainly large chain hotels in these areas, the majority are privately owned and operated. In the smaller beach towns, there are numerous mom and pop run hotels. With the sheer volume of people staying at these hotels, it is difficult to maintain all of the rooms and properties and accidents will occur. You may have a claim against the hotel if they were negligent in maintaining the property, failed to warn you of a dangerous condition, failed to provide proper lighting, failed to properly train or supervise their employees, or failed to provide proper security.

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Common Types of Hotel Accidents

Hotels are normally safe and enjoyable places to stay. But, accidents happen. The following are some common types of injuries or accidents that occur at hotels.

Slip and Fall Accidents or Trip and Fall Accidents

When something is on the ground that cause a trip or a slip, hotel guests get injured. Uneven flooring, carpets or rugs that are lifted, spilled liquids, uneven sidewalks or pathways, poorly maintained walkways, and a variety of other hazards are all common.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Hotels are not required to have lifeguards on duty, but that does not mean that the hotel does not have an obligation to provide a clean and safe pool. Broken or defective pool slides, defective railings, or any number of defects that cause injury are all common.

Bed Bugs

Unfortunately, bed bugs are always a problem. If a hotel does not properly clean rooms and sheets, bed bugs can be an issue. Bed bugs cause itching, infections and allergic reactions. The marks they leave are unsightly and embarrassing to the victim.


Guests may be scalded by hot water from shower or sink defects. Burns are also caused by defective in room appliances like irons, coffee makers or hair dryers. Burns are not as common as other types of injury claims.

Criminal Activity

Hotels must take reasonable steps to ensure that their guests are safe. When someone is victimized by criminal activity on hotel property, the hotel can be held liable.

Steps to Take After a Hotel Accident

If you have been involved in an accident at a hotel, there are many steps you should take even if you don’t intend to bring a claim for damages.

  1. First, get the medical care that you require. If you have to go to the hospital or a walk-in clinic, go immediately. Listen to your doctors and follow their instructions.
  2. Second, once you return to the hotel, ask for the manager or security to make a report. These reports are extremely important in order to document that an incident occurred.
  3. Third, ask for a copy of the incident report. Although the hotel is not required to give this report to you, the worst that they can say is no.
  4. Fourth, locate and collect contact information from any witnesses. In a busy hotel, there are almost always other people around. If someone saw the accident, get their information.
  5. Fifth, look for cameras in the location of the incident. If the accident was captured on video, the hotel has an obligation to preserve that video. A video of what happened can be invaluable to proving your claim.
  6. Sixth, take pictures of the location of the accident and any injuries. IN many slip and fall incidents, the cause of the fall is quickly cleaned up or repaired by the hotel. It is important to take photos of the scene in order to prove the issue. Likewise, photos of injuries are necessary to provide to an insurance company. Pictures of your injuries give the insurance company an exact idea of the extent of the claim.

What Needs to Be Proven in a Hotel Accident Claim

Simply because you were injured on hotel property does not automatically mean that you can bring a claim against the hotel. But, hotels have an obligation to provide their visitors a safe experience that is free from dangerous or hazardous conditions. In order to prove the claim against the hotel, you must show that the hotel had a duty of care to protect you from harm. If you were a hotel guest or visitor on the property, this duty should be easy to prove. The next step to prove is that the hotel breached the duty of care to you. This is essentially the liability analysis. During this step, one must look at degrees of fault for the accident and the causes. Finally, you must be able to show that the injury was caused by the accident and that you have specific and identifiable damages. An experienced lawyer who regularly handles hotel accident claims will be able to assist you with this analysis.

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Contact a Hotel Accident Attorney

While we hope that you are never injured on your vacation in Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, North Redington Beach, Indian Shores, Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater or Clearwater Beach, the reality is that accidents happen. Because we live in and work around these hotels, we are intimately familiar with the types of accident claims that occur. We know which hotels will do the right thing to resolve your claims and which ones that will be difficult to deal with. We have handled hotel accident cases up and down the coast of Pinellas County and are regularly contacted by visitors who were injured after an unfortunate accident that has ruined their vacation and left them with permanent injuries. If you were visiting a hotel and were injured due to the negligence of the hotel or its employees, please contact our office to discuss your claim.



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Sister Sara
15:15 19 Sep 19
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23:06 02 Sep 19
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13:52 26 Aug 19
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20:02 26 Jun 19
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04:33 09 May 19
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Julia Withrow
20:10 24 Mar 19
I could honestly say with confidence that this is the best law firm in Saint Petersburg! Sean and his firm work as a team to make sure they take care of you personally, and financially. They where very accommodating from the first day. They consistently kept me updated through the process and answered any questions I had either same day or the next. In addition, they where able to cut hospital and doctors bills nearly in half creating more money for my pocket. 10/10!
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15:46 12 Mar 19
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02:47 05 Mar 19
Sean McQuaid and his paralegal Suzanne Sanchez handled my personal injury case with compassion, expertise and excellence. I was more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have had a more competent team! I recommend Sean and Suzanne for anyone that is looking for personal injury legal assistance. Thank you, Sean and Susanne!
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22:43 12 Feb 19
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23:08 31 Jan 19
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22:58 31 Jan 19
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Gene Maxwell
19:37 27 Jan 19
We would like to thank McQuaid & Douglas for the best possible settlement in my husband's Personal Injury case.During this difficult time Sean and Suzanne were there for us through every step of the process. Anytime we had questions or needed updates on the case they quickly responded. We highly recommend them!
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16:23 13 Dec 18
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20:13 03 Nov 18
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19:58 16 Oct 18
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18:08 07 Sep 18
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18:06 07 Sep 18
Attorney Jonathon Douglas has always been a valuable resource to all things legal for me and my family. However, legal expertise is not the only attribute that defines this lawyer. He has that additional quality of a humane perspective that isn't taught or learned, it's innate. You can find any attorney on the web or TV, but few will cut to the core of your needs as adeptly and compassionately as Jonathon.
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15:18 05 Sep 18
I was recently in a car accident and contacted St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Jonathon Douglas. The very next day, he got things rolling and put me in touch with medical providers who really helped me. Jonathon was able to quickly move my case forward and reach a settlement that I was very happy with. I would recommend Jonathon Douglas to anyone and everyone.
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20:54 24 Aug 18
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Randy Harris
20:21 29 Jul 18
If you want and need a great attorney that knows and cares, Sean McQuaid would be the person you want on your side. He shoots straight from the hip with no guessing games. Gets the job done in your favor! Thank you Mr McQuaid!
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17:35 06 Jul 18
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Dan Tellone
15:44 25 Jun 18
He did a great job I would use him as my lawyer in the future if needed and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks for everything you did for me I appreciate everything! King
Carrie King
03:19 17 Feb 18
Sean McQuaid is an amazing attorney. He has worked with me on 2 cases. Both of which I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. During the entire process, he always kept me up to date and was easy to get ahold of. If I had questions, he would always get back to me right away. He made going through a difficult time much less stressful. And for that I am truly grateful.
Alicia Liberatore
04:58 08 Dec 17
Sean McQuaid and his team where extremely professional and very forthcoming. His response time to requests is impeccable. He is fair, very compassionate and very thorough. He was very protective of myself and my care. He followed through weekly and often daily with my physicians to ensure I received the best care. Thank you, Sean for such an amazing outcome to what was a very difficult time in my life.
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15:51 17 Nov 17
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