Can I Sue a Hotel for Emotional Distress?

If you’ve ever been injured while staying at a hotel, you know how much it can disrupt your trip. From medical bills to emotional distress, the aftermath of a hotel accident can be overwhelming. But can you sue a hotel for emotional distress? The answer is yes, and in this article, we’ll explore the reasons why and what you need to know.

Reasons to Sue a Hotel for an Injury

There are various reasons why you might consider suing a hotel for an injury sustained on their property. Negligence from workers, owners, or the company itself can lead to accidents with serious consequences. Let’s take a look at some common causes of hotel injuries:

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Accidents caused by slips and falls are quite common. Uneven floors or hazards left in hotel lobbies can result in unfortunate accidents. If hotel employees neglect their cleanup duties, the hotel may be held responsible for a slip and fall incident.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Poor pool design, broken furniture, or a lack of proper signage can lead to swimming pool accidents. Negligent pool management, such as the improper balance of chemicals or a lack of warning signs, could make the pool employees or owners liable for accidents that occur.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects commonly found in hotels. Their bites can cause discomfort and distress. If the hotel staff fails to properly clean and inspect for bed bugs, resulting in injuries, the hotel may be held responsible.

Criminal Activity

In instances where a guest is assaulted, robbed, or harmed due to criminal activity at the hotel, the hotel may be at fault. However, it must be proven that the hotel failed to provide adequate security or lighting, or was otherwise negligent.

Suing a Hotel for Negligence

If you’ve been injured in a hotel room, you might be dealing with both physical injuries and severe emotional distress. To successfully sue a hotel for negligence, you need to prove four elements:

1. There Is a Duty to Guests

Hotels have a general duty to exercise reasonable care in operating their business and protecting guests from harm. Proving that the hotel had a duty of care to its guests is relatively straightforward.

2. There Is a Breach of Duties and Responsibilities

To establish negligence, you must demonstrate that the hotel breached its duty to protect you from harm. This could mean the failure to keep the premises safe or the absence of warnings about dangerous conditions.

3. The Negligence Must Be the Cause of the Guest’s Injury

You need to prove that the hotel’s negligence directly caused your injury. It must be foreseeable that the injury you suffered could result from the hotel owner or employees’ actions or inactions.

4. The Negligence Led to Damages

To build a strong case, you must show that you suffered damages as a result of the hotel’s negligence. These damages could include physical injuries, emotional distress, or other losses caused by the hotel’s intentional actions or negligence.

What Are Possible Damages in a Hotel Accident Claim?

When seeking compensation for a hotel accident, you can recover two main types of damages: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages are quantifiable losses like medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. These damages aim to compensate you for out-of-pocket expenses.

Non-economic damages are more challenging to calculate, as they compensate you for non-quantifiable losses such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, and disfigurement.

To determine the specific damages you can claim in your case, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at Ambassadeur Hotel.

Need Help? Contact Ambassadeur Hotel Today!

Suffering an injury at a hotel can be a distressing experience. In addition to physical pain, you may face financial burdens and emotional trauma. That’s why it’s crucial to seek the help of a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney.

At Ambassadeur Hotel, our team is dedicated to fighting for your legal rights and helping you recover compensation. Schedule your free initial consultation today by calling (800) 863-5312. Remember, we operate on a “No Win, No Fee Guarantee,” which means you don’t pay us unless we successfully win your case.

Don’t delay seeking the justice and compensation you deserve. Get in touch with Ambassadeur Hotel now by calling or texting 800-863-5312 or completing a Free Case Evaluation form.