Hotel Accidents

While on vacation or simply looking for a comfortable place to spend the night, people staying in hotels have a reasonable expectation that they will be safe and avoid injury. When a hotel or motel fails to properly maintain the safety of their premises, guests may suffer extremely severe injuries.

Injuries can occur after a slip and fall or food poisoning. Inadequate security can cause you to become the victim of a crime while staying at the hotel or motel. Act quickly after a premises liability claim to talk with an attorney about your case.

An accident in a hotel or motel in Georgia has the potential to do much more than just ruin a vacation. Victims may be unable to return to work for extended periods of time. More catastrophic injuries could possible require full-time care.

Atlanta Lawyer for Hotel Accidents

Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed because of a hotel or motel’s negligence? You could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other kinds of damages.

Atlanta attorney ReShea Balams is experienced in represent client after an accident at a hotel or motel. She understands the numerous struggles that accident victims face in every facet of daily life. She represents clients throughout “The A.”

ReShea Balams also represents clients in the areas surrounding Atlanta, including Decatur, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, Milton, East Point, Roswell, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Smyrna, Marietta, College Park, Riverdale, Norcross, Forest Park, and Duluth, GA.

The Balams Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. She fights to get you every dollar of compensation you need and deserve after you suffer from an injury causes by another’s negligence. Call (404) 445-2005 right now to have ReShea Balams review your case during a free, no obligation consultation.

Georgia Hotel Accidents Information Center

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Hotel Chains in the Atlanta Area

The greater Atlanta area has roughly 200 hotels and. The British hotel company InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG), owns the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands. Its American office is just outside the Perimeter on Ravinia Drive in Atlanta.

Some of the other hotel and motel chains in the city include:

  • Baymont Inns & Suites
  • Best Value Inns
  • Best Western
  • Clarion
  • Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Suites
  • Country Inn
  • Courtyard
  • Days Inn
  • Doubletree
  • Econo Lodge
  • Embassy Suites
  • Extended Stay
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Guesthouse Inns
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hawthorn Suites
  • Hilton
  • Homewood Suites
  • Howard Johnson
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Knights Inn
  • La Quinta Inn
  • Le Meridien
  • Loews
  • Marriott
  • Masters Inn
  • Microtel Inn
  • Motel 6
  • Omni
  • Park Hyatt
  • Radisson
  • Ramada
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Renaissance
  • Residence Inn
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Sheraton
  • Sleep Inn
  • Springhill Suites
  • St Regis
  • Studio 6
  • Super 8
  • TownePlace Suites
  • Travelodge
  • W Hotel
  • Wellesley Inn
  • Westin
  • Wingate Inn
  • Wyndham

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Types of Georgia Hotel Accidents

Most hotels, motels, and inns are loaded with amenities for their guests. The best establishments go out of their way to ensure people staying with them have pleasant and memorable stays.

Negligent employees, management, or ownership can occasionally lead to problems with some hotels being unsafe.. Such transgressions ultimately lead to the safety of guests being compromised.

As a result, people suffer devastating injuries in incidents that may include, but are not limited to the following kinds of accidents:

  • Dangerous or Defective Furniture — Faulty chairs, cabinets, dressers, or beds can easily cause serious injuries if a victim falls or the objects fall on the victims. 
  • Fitness Center Accidents — Many modern hotels have gym areas for their guests with workout equipment. If the devices in these facilities are not properly maintained, it can easily lead to catastrophic injuries.
  • Foodborne Illnesses — If a guest consumes hotel food that was not properly stored or handled, it may result in a serious illness with possibly fatal consequences. 
  • Negligent Security — When a motel or hotel does not adequately ensure the safety of its guests, then people may be robbed or physically or sexually assaulted.
  • Pool or Hot Tub Accidents — While most hotels and motels with pools or hot tubs now have signs specifically noting that lifeguard is not on duty, establishments can still be liable if a guest drowns when there are no such signs. Improperly latched pool gates or failure to prevent small children from entering the pool unsupervised can also make some hotels liable. 
  • Slip and Fall Accidents — Whether it is slick floors or dangerous carpeting, slip and falls are among the most common hotel and motel accidents.

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Types of Hotel Accident Injuries in Atlanta

People who are harmed in any of the types of incidents listed above may require months or medical attention and rehabilitation, depending on the severity of the injury. Some of the most severe injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken bones;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Internal organ injuries or internal bleeding;
  • Neck injuries;
  • Severe fractures;
  • Paralysis or other spinal cord injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs); and
  • Wrongful death.

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Georgia Resources for Hotel Accidents

Georgia Code § Title 43, Chapter 21 — This section of Georgia state law establishes the rights and duties of hotels and motels. It is divided into three articles: Rights, duties, and liabilities of innkeepers; Sanitary regulations for hotels and inns; and Roadhouses and public dance halls. You can click on each article to learn about specific state statutes.

Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 — The federal government generally has little oversight of hotels and motels, although these establishments are expected to comply with provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This 1990 legislation imposed fire safety criteria for establishments in the hospitality industry providing public accommodations. These federal requirements are in addition to any state or local requirements.

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Find a Hotel Accident Lawyer in the Atlanta Area

If you suffered serious injuries or your loved one died because of a hotel or motel’s negligence, you deserve justice. The Balams Firm fights on behalf of tourists visiting Georgia from other states or countries as well as residents of Fulton County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, and Cobb County.

ReShea Balams is an experienced personal injury attorney for fights on behalf of clients in many surrounding areas such as Gwinnett County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, and Clayton County. She represents all clients on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay anything unless you receive a financial award.

Whether you were hurt in a slip and fall, you suffered food poisoning, or you were attacked because of inadequate security, you have a limited amount of time to file a premises liability claim. Do not delay in calling (404) 445-2005 and taking advantage of receiving a free consultation that will allow ReShea Balams to review your case and see how she can help you and your family.


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    The Balams Firm did a wonderful job handling my personal injury case. I was able to get in touch with ReShea the day after my accident and she was very understanding and helped me find the care that I needed to address my specific needs.
    - Jazmyn F.
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    Very professional attorney and team. Very responsive and kept me abreast of the process the entire time.
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    ReShea and I have litigated against each other for years and she very quickly earned my respect for her competency and professionalism. Since, I have referred many clients to her and they have all been exceptionally happy with her results and service.
    - LeRyan L.
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    The Balams Law Firm hands down in the best in Atlanta. I had a injury at a hotel in Atlanta and I called 5 law firms, 3 of them being the big named ones you see on tv radio and they would not take me as a client. I found their number on google and talked to them and they took my case.
    - Brandon N.
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