Injuries at Hyatt and other hotels can happen any day in Georgia. There are various hazards that can cause accidents if hotel employees are not careful. If you slipped, fell, and were injured at one of these establishments, you may need help from a Hyatt hotels slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages from your injuries. At John Foy & Associates, we can help determine the validity of your case, assist with gathering the right evidence, and fight for a fair settlement from your personal injury claim. Plus, we won’t charge you a fee unless we win money for you in your case.
To schedule a FREE consultation with one of the largest and most respected law firms in Georgia, contact us today. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE today.
An Overview of Hyatt Hotels in Georgia
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, also known simply as Hyatt, is a hospitality company that runs and franchises business and luxury hotels, resorts, and other properties specific to vacationing. Hyatt’s headquarters is in Chicago, and they have properties in around 60 different countries.
Hyatt began with the purchase of the Hyatt House, which was a motel near the Los Angeles International Airport, in 1957. They have since grown to acquire several other hospitality businesses.
The first Regency Hyatt House was opened in 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia, where there are many Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, and Regency Hyatt locations now. There are also Hyatt properties in Savannah, Augusta, and Columbus. If you were injured at any Hyatt location in Georgia, you may be able to file a claim to pursue compensation for your costs.
How an Injury Claim Works Against Hyatt Hotels in Georgia
Any injury claim in Georgia centers around the concepts of premises liability and negligence:
- All businesses in Georgia that invite others onto their property are responsible for maintaining safe premises. This is what premises liability entails.
- If a business (and its employees) fail to maintain safe premises, it’s a form of negligence, which is basically a legal term for carelessness.
- When a business’s negligence leads directly to a slip and fall accident (or another type of injury accident), the business is liable for damages.
- As the victim of an injury accident caused by the hotel’s negligence, you can file a personal injury claim with the hotel to seek compensation for your costs.
When you file an injury claim, you’re mostly dealing with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance companies do not like to pay much on injury claims, so you will need to build a strong case to show that the hotel was negligent and that negligence led to your injuries.
Dealing with the insurance company and knowing how to gather the right evidence for your claim is difficult to do alone. In fact, it’s not advised. We highly recommend working with a lawyer who specializes in slip and fall accidents at places like Hyatt hotels. They will know how to best protect your rights and seek a settlement that is actually fair to you.
At John Foy & Associates, we can provide those services and more. Call (404) 400-4000 to learn more during a FREE consultation today.
Common Injuries at Hotels Like Hyatt
A slip and fall might not seem inherently serious, but slipping and falling can easily lead to very severe consequences, especially for those who are older, extremely young, or in poor health. Slip and fall accidents can also be bad for anyone if the condition that caused the fall was very dangerous or the fall itself was hazardous.
While injuries can occur in many different ways at hotels, here are some common ones we see:
- Broken bones
- Bruises or cuts
- Concussions or other traumatic brain injuries
- Sprains and strains and
- Neck injuries
Slips and falls can happen because of slippery floors, items left in walkways, curled up rugs or carpeting, defective equipment, and more. Other situations, such as bed bug infestations or structural damage, can lead to other types of injuries besides slip and fall accidents.
No matter what injuries you suffer, you should not have to pay for the costs if you were not at fault.
How You Can File an Injury Claim Against Hyatt Hotels
To have a valid claim against a hotel like Hyatt, you must have a physical injury. You cannot file a personal injury unless you have a physical injury first. Your claim will also need to contain the following elements:
- The hotel owed you a duty of care (which is outlined under Georgia law).
- That duty of care was breached. (In other words, the hotel was negligent.)
- The breached duty led to your injury accident
- You suffered physical injuries and damages as a result of the injury accident.
You will also need to demonstrate that the hotel staff either knew about the hazard that caused your fall but chose not to fix it, created the hazard, or were not aware of the hazard when they should have been.
There’s a lot that must go into proving the above points in a slip and fall injury accident claim. Plus, no matter how strong your evidence is, the insurance company will probably look for ways to blame you or question your claim. Based on Georgia Code section 51-11-7, you will also need to show that you couldn’t have avoided the consequences of the hazard and the hotel’s negligence through your own carefulness.
It’s best to contact an experienced injury lawyer in Georgia as soon as you can after your accident happens. They can help you protect your rights and file your claim in the best way possible.
Talk to a Hyatt Hotels Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
At John Foy & Associates, we have been helping injury victims get the compensation they need and deserve for more than 20 years. Let us give you a FREE consultation to discuss the details of your case and how we can help you. There is no risk because you don’t pay a thing unless we win money in your case—and we are dedicated to getting you the fullest compensation possible.
To get started with your FREE consultation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online now.