I slipped and fell because of an uneven floor in a hotel. What are my legal rights?

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I’m sorry to hear about your accident. When you visit a hotel, you are anticipating the hotel to be safe and hazard-free. Uneven surfaces are actually a common problem which can easily cause accidents. Property owners, including hotel owners, have a duty of care to ensure that the property is in a safe condition.  A failure to exercise that duty of care may mean that you can recover damages.

It is easy to trip or stumble on an uneven surface. If you are not the owner of the property, it may be difficult to see a difference in the elevation of a surface. Visitors to the property may have no way of knowing there is a dangerous condition that can cause serious injuries. Property owners have a duty to make repairs that are needed, as well as to perform inspections of the property to see if any conditions exist that must be repaired. Some common causes of uneven floor accidents include a failure to properly maintain floors, poor construction, or a failure to warn of the dangers.

If you have been injured due to an uneven floor in a public place, you may have certain legal rights to recover compensation for your injuries from the owner or manager of the property. Even if the property owner was not aware of an uneven surface, the owner may still be liable. In some cases, the case may be settled out of court, but in other cases a judge or jury may be responsible for deciding the case.

If you have been injured by an uneven floor in a hotel, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. We can help you recover compensation for your accident, including for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Call us today to learn more, or visit us on YouTube to learn more about the firm. 

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