A Michigan hotel injury lawyer can help if you or someone you care about suffered harm as a hotel guest or visitor.
Hotel stays for both business and pleasure often result in travel accidents.
Buckfire Law represents guests injured in hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. We have also filed cases against resorts, time share condominiums, Airbnb, and vacation home rentals.
Common Types of Hotel Injury Accidents
Hotel accidents encompass a wide range of cases, including:
- Hotel fires, including the lack of fire alarms and sprinklers;
- Negligent security, for assaults and criminal attacks;
- Swimming pool accidents, including drownings;
- Hot tub & Jacuzzi injuries, often for burn injuries;
- Elevator and escalator injuries;
- Slip and falls on wet floors and in parking lots;
- Hidden cameras in rooms and bathrooms;
- Food poisoning in restaurants and room service;
- Burns, from defective heaters or scalding water;
- Injuries in the gym or spa;
- Carbon monoxide poisoning;
- Bed bugs and spider bites;
- Injuries to children and babies from defective conditions.
Largest Hotel & Chains in Michigan
Michigan is famous for tourism and as a result, there are many hotel and motel operators throughout the entire state. These include individually owned properties and national chains.
The most well-known hotels include the Grand Hotel, Amway Grand, Townsend Hotel, Shinola Hotel, Royal Park Hotel, and Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.
The largest hotel and motel chain operators include:
- Marriott International, Inc, including for Courtyard, Residence Inn, and Springhill Suites;
- Hilton Hotels, including DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and Homewood Suites;
- International Choice Hotels, such as Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, EconoLodge, Quality Inn, Rodeway Inn, and Sleep Inn & Suites;
- Wyndham Hotel Group, which has Amerihost, Baymont Inn, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Ramada, Super 8 Motel, Travelodge, and Wingate.
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts, for Four Points, Sheraton, and Westin
Other chains include Best Western, Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, and others. Many hotels and motels are smaller, independently operated businesses located throughout the State of Michigan.
Resorts & Casinos in Michigan
In addition to hotels, there are many magnificent resorts and casinos in Michigan. They serve guests year-round for skiing, golf, entertainment or just relaxation. The top resorts are:
- Grand Hotel, Mackinaw Island
- Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City
- Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Grand Traverse
- Boyne Highlands Resort, Boyne
- Inn at Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs
- Treeptops Resort, Gaylord
- Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire
- Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth
Casinos provide gambling, entertainment, fine dining, and luxury rooms. The most popular casinos are the MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Greektown Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, Firekeepers Casino Hotel, Four Winds Casino, Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, and Kewadin Casinos.
Can I Sue if I was Injured in a Hotel or Overnight Lodging Facility?
A hotel may be liable for injuries suffered by a guest due to negligence or the failure to make the property safe.
Under Michigan law, the guest is owed the highest legal duty of care. This means the business owner must make the premises safe and warn its invitees of any known dangers.
Examples of hotel negligence would be slippery and wet floors in the hotel lobby, the lack of safety equipment at the swimming pool, or criminal assaults due to the lack of security cameras.
If you are an injured guest or visitor, you should report the incident to the front desk and ask to speak with the manager. You will want to file a written report to document your injury.
In addition, it is smart to take photographs and video on your cell phone of any dangerous conditions. This can be helpful evidence if the business later disputes your claim.
What is the Compensation in a Case?
Settlement compensation is for your physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and any scars or disfigurements resulting from the accident.
In addition, you can claim your medical bills and lost wages related to your hotel injury accident. There is no dollar limit to these damages.
Contact Our Michigan Hotel Accident Lawyers
To get started on your case, contact our award-winning hotel injury attorneys now. We will listen to your story and let you know if qualify for a settlement.
We will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless receive a settlement. If you do not get a settlement, you owe us nothing!
For immediate help, contact Buckfire Law now to start your case.
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