When you visit Westin Hotels & Resorts in Georgia, the staff has a duty to ensure the premises stay safe for you. If they do not and you are hurt in a slip and fall, the hotel may be negligent and responsible for your costs. To make sure you are seeking the fullest compensation possible, you’ll want to speak with a Westin Hotels & Resorts slip and fall lawyer as soon as you can.
At John Foy & Associates, we have been helping injury victims recover what they need and deserve for over 20 years. We understand how painful, stressful, and overwhelming—not to mention complicated—slip and fall cases against hotels can be. We’re here to help—and we don’t charge you unless we win.
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An Overview of Westin Hotels & Resorts in Georgia
Westin Hotels & Resorts is a chain of upscale hotels owned by Marriott International. The company began with the meeting of two hotel owners in 1930 during the Great Depression. The company’s name was initially Western Hotels, then Western International Hotels, before being renamed to Westin Hotels in 1980.
Westin Hotels & Resorts locations can be found globally in North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Central America, Africa, and Australia.
Westin locations in Georgia include:
- The Westin Atlanta Airport
- The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
- The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
- The Westin Jekyll Island
- The Westin Peachtree Plaza (Atlanta)
- The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
With the high-scale service provided at Westin Hotels, one would assume owners, management, and staff are careful to prevent any dangerous condition on each property. While this is generally the case, there are hotels where staff or management drop the ball, and it’s hotel guests who can suffer.
If you were injured during a slip and fall at a Westin Hotels & Resorts in Georgia, you should not have to pay for an injury you didn’t cause. You may have a valid personal injury case against the hotel—and an experienced lawyer can help.
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How an Injury Case Against a Westin Hotel Works
To have an injury case against any business in Georgia, the business must have done something wrong to cause your injuries. The legal term for this negligence. If negligence is not the cause of your injury, you will not have a valid case.
If the hotel was negligent in your slip and fall accident, you can seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury case. Damages can be given as compensation when an injury occurs (Georgia Code section 51-12-4). Damages you might face from your accident include:
- Medical bills from doctor visits, surgeries, tests, and more
- Prescription medications
- Lost wages from missed work time
- Loss of earning capacity if your injuries cause you to earn less and
- Pain and suffering damages, which are non-economic damages
Filing a Claim Versus a Lawsuit Against Westin Hotels & Resorts
Although you can sue a hotel in Georgia for damages they cause in your slip and fall accident, you might not need to. Most hotel injury cases are resolved through an insurance claim, which is what your slip and fall lawyer will pursue first. However, you should know that the hotel’s insurance company will probably not fight fair.
The insurance company or hotel might deny liability in your accident, or they might try to blame you or someone else for what happened. They might also offer you a settlement that is way less than your damages are worth. When one of these situations happens, your lawyer will work to negotiate for a fair settlement—but if that is unsuccessful, you might need to sue for the compensation you deserve.
It’s best to contact a Westin Hotels & Resorts slip and fall lawyer in Georgia as soon as possible after your injuries happen. They can look at the specific details of your case and determine the best course of action for you.
How to Prepare Your Hotel Slip and Fall Case
If you believe the hotel was negligent in your slip and fall injury, you will want to begin gathering evidence right away. You can do that by:
- Taking pictures of the hazard or dangerous condition that caused your fall and the entire accident scene
- Getting contact information from anyone who saw your accident happen (so that your lawyer can get statements from them)
- Reporting your slip and fall accident to the hotel’s manager
- Getting medical attention as soon as possible
- Saving all records of any damages from your fall and
- Talking to a trusted lawyer right away
Your lawyer can help you with all of the above, but if you can gather information at the scene right after your accident happens, that will give your lawyer something to start with when building your case.
It’s also very important that you work with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims and has experience with hotel injury cases. Many attorneys will say they take on slip and fall cases like this, but you want someone who knows exactly what they’re doing, as these cases can be lengthy and complex.
At John Foy & Associates, we work exclusively with injury victims, and we have been working on these types of cases for more than 20 years. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today to get a FREE consultation.
The Average Value of a Slip and Fall Hotel Settlement in Georgia
We’re often asked about the average settlement for a slip and fall case against a hotel in Georgia. This is difficult to answer because every case can vary so much.
Most accidents at hotels don’t result in incredibly serious injuries, so settlements may be more modest in those situations. (However, that doesn’t mean the settlement is not necessary for the victim to cover their costs and move on from the incident.) Other times, injuries require surgeries and other expensive treatments, which can greatly increase the value of a claim.
The best thing you can do is contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer in Georgia. They can help you determine the value of your case based on the details of your accident. Plus, most slip and fall lawyers do not charge a fee unless they win you a settlement, so there is no risk in reaching out for a case evaluation.
Speak with a Westin Hotels & Resorts Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
If you think a Westin Hotels & Resorts location caused your slip and fall accident, the time to act is now. Schedule a FREE consultation with John Foy & Associates today to discuss the specifics—at no risk. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started today.