I Smashed My Hand in the Auto-Closing Door at the Hotel. Is the Hotel Liable?
If you have smashed your hand in an auto-closing door at a hotel, the first thing you want to do is consult a doctor. This will ensure verifiable documentation of your injuries. Detailing and documenting your injuries is essential if you plan to file a premise injury claim. The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. has years of experience winning premise injury cases just like yours. We can review your case and create a plan to move forward.
Premise Liability means that property owners must keep their property safe from dangerous hazards, conditions, and situations. In addition, it is the responsibility of the property owner to warn tenants and visitors of any and all potentially hazardous conditions. Should an injury result from failure to do so the property owner is liable (responsible) for that injury.
Filing a claim
To successfully file a premise liability claim, you must prove four key elements. We are here to help you establish these fundamentals:
Injury – You must be able to prove damages or injury, typically confirmed by a physician. That is why it is crucial you see a doctor in a timely manner to treat your injuries. A record of your pain and injuries constitutes evidence that you were injured when filing a claim.
Negligence – Evidence that the hotel knew or should have known that the auto-closing door could cause injury constitutes negligence on their part. Negligence attests that the hotel had time and opportunity to address the issue, yet failed to do so. Property owners are allowed a reasonable amount of time to address dangerous problems. In some cases, it can be challenging to establish how long a hazardous condition has been present. We can help you establish this timeline; we have the necessary resources to search it out.
Proximate Cause – Our firm will commit resources to investigate your accident site and obtain witness testimony. It will be necessary to prove that the faulty auto-closing door directly caused your injury. For this reason, we will acquire your medical records. We will collect all the necessary evidence to establish negligence on behalf of the hotel directly resulting in your injury.
Premise Injury Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C., we know all steps required to file your claim. We will carefully listen to your account, compile all necessary information, and create an action plan for success in winning your claim. Time is of the essence in personal injury claims, so don’t delay. We are here to help you.
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and are looking to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.