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Mother Files Premises Liability Lawsuit against Hotel
The mother of an 8-year-old boy, who suffered serious and permanent injuries when he was injured by a falling tile in a hotel room, has filed a premises liability lawsuit against the hotel. The injury occurred at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Galveston, Texas. According to the plaintiff, she and her son were getting off the elevator of the hotel when a tile came loose from the wall, and fell on the little boy. The tile hit the boy’s chest, head and leg, causing serious injuries.
According to the lawsuit, as a result of this accident, the boy has suffered serious injuries which have caused him pain, permanent disfigurement and impairment. The lawsuit alleges that the hotel failed in its duty to protect the mother and child from dangerous conditions on the premises. The lawsuit is seeking damages for medical bills and pain and anguish.
Hotels are responsible for provided safe and secure premises for guests. When you check into a hotel, you don’t expect to trip and fall on a crack in the flooring, or worse, be assaulted in the parking lot, or raped in your room. Unfortunately, premises liability lawyers find that incidents like this are all too common because hotels frequently fail provide maximum safety and security for guests.
It’s not just hotels that are required to provide a safe condition for employees, but also other commercial establishments like restaurants, pubs, commercial spaces, and shopping malls that must also must provide a reasonably safe environment for shoppers, customers, visitors and guests.
The owner of the property has a legal duty to make sure the property is safe. That includes not only eliminating unsafe conditions, but also frequently inspecting the property to make sure that defective or dangerous conditions are repaired. It also includes placing warning signs, cautioning users against any possible dangers.
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