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Premises Liability, Part 1: Injured at a Hotel

When you stay in a hotel, you have a reasonable expectation that the hotel is safe. This is not always the case. Hotels can be held liable for injuries to guests if the guests can prove that the hotel was negligent in some way. Under premises liability law, guests in hotels are considered “invitees.” Invitees are entitled to a high amount of protection under the law. Hotels have a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect the safety of guests. This includes regularly inspecting and maintaining properties, identifying and rectifying dangerous conditions and taking steps to protect guests. Proving negligence is the name of the game in hotel injury cases. The plaintiff must be able to show that the hotel breached its duty of care to the guest and that the breach of care was the cause of the injury. So, for example, imagine you take a trip to the…
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