Marriott Hotels & Resorts have hundreds of locations with guests constantly coming and going. A large number of visitors checking in and out of one location can increase the risk of injury accidents like slips and falls. Marriott employees must be very careful to keep the location safe or the company could be liable for damages. If you were hurt at one of these hotels, a Marriott Hotels & Resorts slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia can determine if you have a strong legal case.
Learn your legal options today during a FREE consultation with one of our slip and fall lawyers at John Foy & Associates. With more than 20 years of experience, we know what it takes to win these types of cases. Plus, we don’t charge a fee unless we win you money.
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What to Know About Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Georgia
Marriott Hotels & Resorts is the flagship brand of Marriott International offering full-service hotels and resorts. They have a loyalty program known as Marriott Bonvoy.
The first Marriott hotel was opened as a Quality Inn airport motel in the 1950s in Washington, D.C. Marriott became a brand name after a second motel called Twin Bridges was opened a few years after the first. The first resort hotel by Marriott, called Camelback Inn, was opened in 1967 in Arizona.
More than 560 Marriott brand hotels and resorts are in operation. There are around 200 Marriot hotels in Georgia, including in Atlanta, Austell, Savannah, Athens, and Augusta. If you were injured at any Marriott brand hotel or resort in Georgia, you should not have to pay for your damages if you weren’t responsible.
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Injuries that Can Happen at Marriott Hotels
There is a wide range of injuries that can happen during slip and fall accidents at hotels. While many slip and fall injuries are fairly minor, some can be life-changing, debilitating, or disabling.
Slip and fall injuries we have seen in Georgia include:
- Cuts and scrapes
- Broken bones
- Concussions and other types of head trauma
- Strains and sprains
- Spinal cord injuries
- And more
Slip and fall accidents can happen due to spilled liquids, icy walkways, certain equipment, bathroom leaks, hazards around swimming pools, and more. Hotels and resorts that have gift shops and restaurants will have additional potential hazards. Certain unsafe surfaces, such as concrete around pools, can make slip and fall injuries more serious too.
There are many places hotel staff should be careful to check and maintain to prevent injury accidents. When employees are not careful enough, it means they have been negligent. Negligence is the biggest determining factor in a slip and fall case. In Georgia, the victim has a right to seek compensation from the at-fault or negligent party in their injury accident (Georgia Code § 51-1-6).
You’ll typically want to first file an insurance claim to seek compensation for your damages from the Marriott hotel accident. If you cannot get a fair settlement from your claim, you might be able to pursue a lawsuit against the hotel. An injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at Marriott can help determine the best course of action for you.
Damages You Can Recover in a Slip and Fall Case Against Marriott
If the hotel was negligent in your accident, they are legally liable for your damages like:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Future medical care
- Lost income
- Loss of enjoyment of life and other pain and suffering
To make sure you are pursuing compensation for all of these damages, you’ll need to gather evidence. This includes copies of medical bills, doctor notes, pay stubs, and tax returns. Your lawyer can help you compiled additional evidence to help prove your case.
Slip and Fall Accidents that Happen While You’re Away from Home
Slip and fall accidents that happen at hotels are unique because they often happen when someone is outside of their home town or state. When your injuries happen in a different state than you live, it can make your case extra challenging. You might wonder if you can still get medical treatment and other help while you’re away from home.
Speaking with a Georgia slip and fall lawyer will get you all the answers you need. They can advise you on the best options and how to begin seeking the recovery you deserve, even if you live somewhere other than the location where you were staying.
What to Do (and Not Do) After a Slip and Fall Accident at Marriott in Georgia
After a slip and fall accident at a Marriott Hotels & Resorts location in Georgia, you should:
- Report the accident to the hotel
- Take pictures of the scene, your injuries, and the hazard that caused your fall
- See a doctor as soon as possible
- Keep track of all costs and damages
- Contact a slip and fall accident lawyer in Georgia as soon as possible
Just as importantly, you should:
- NOT sign any forms from a Marriott manager, lawyer, or the hotel’s insurance company
- NOT admit any blame or apologize for anything without speaking to a lawyer first
- NOT give the insurance company any recorded statements and
- NOT try to file a claim without the help of an experienced lawyer
Talk to a Marriott Hotels & Resorts Slip and Fall Accident and Injury Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
If you were hurt in a Marriott hotel or resort in Georgia, don’t wait to get legal assistance. At the very least, we encourage you to talk to a lawyer during a consultation so you’ll know your options. To schedule a FREE consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate slip and fall lawyers at John Foy & Associates, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today.
During your FREE consultation, we’ll listen to the details of your accident, answer any of your questions, and determine what you should do to seek the compensation you deserve. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started today.