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March 19th, 2013

I was injured at a hotel in Pennsylvania. Should I pursue a case?

A: Deciding whether to pursue a hotel accident case depends on many factors, such as whether negligence can be proved. In addition, it is important to consider whether the injuries are significant enough to justify the expense of a lawsuit. For instance, suing a hotel for a sprained wrist is unlikely to be cost effective.

In Pennsylvania, hotel accidents which result in injury may be compensable, but only if there is some evidence of negligence on the part of the hotel. In order to succeed in a case against a hotel, resort or motel, the injured plaintiff must prove the following:

1. a duty on the part of the hotel, resort or motel,

2. negligence,

3. causation (the negligence caused the accident), and

4. damages/injuries.

Most hotel accident cases tend to hinge on the second and third elements – proving negligence and proving that the negligence caused the accident. Read more about hotel injuries and hotel liability.

Each case is unique and therefore, it is important to contact a hotel accident lawyer to discuss the facts of a potential case before making any decisions or taking any actions.

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If you’ve been injured at a hotel and would like to discuss your case with one of our hotel accident and injury lawyers, call Click To Call.  Our lawyers are available for a free, no obligation legal consultation, and can obtain special admission in other states, such as New York or Delaware, on a case by case basis.

Our hotel accident and injury attorneys serve victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; he County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE.

**This website does not provide legal advice.  Every case is unique and it is crucial to get a qualified, expert legal opinion prior to making any decisions about your case.  See the full disclaimer at the bottom of this page.