San Antonio Slip and Fall Lawyers
Resorts are a wonderful place to take your friends and family for fun, adventure, or simply to relax. However, your experience can change quickly after a resort Slip and Fall. If you have suffered a resort Slip and Fall it is important to remember you are the victim and you should never feel embarrassed. Stolmeier Law is here to fight for you.
Proving Liability in a Resort Slip and Fall
Like any other Slip and fall claim, you must prove four elements to hold a resort liable for a Slip and Fall. The four elements of negligence are duty, breach, causation, and damages.
The first element that needs to be proven is the resort owed you a duty of care. A hotel owner and his employees owe a different duty to different types of visitors. An invitee is the most common type of resort visitor. An invitee is a person who is invited onto the property owner’s land as a member of the public or a person who enters the property owner’s land for the purpose of conducting business with the property owner. An example of an invitee is resort guest. A resort owner and his staff owe an invitee a reasonable duty of care.
The next most common resort visitor is a licensee. A licensee is person who the property owner gives permission to enter onto the land, but does not give permission to the general public to enter the land. An example of a licensee is a plumber who is hired to fix a sink on a resort. A resort property owner or his employees must warn licensees of all known and latent (hidden) dangers.
The next element that must be proven is to show the hotel owner or his employees breached their duty of care to you. This is the most difficult element to prove and it will depend on the evidence collected and discovered. To strengthen your claim, check out these tips. You can show the resort owner or his employees breached their duty to you by showing:
- The resort owner or his employees created the dangerous hazard that caused your Slip and Fall;
- The resort owner or his employees knew about the dangerous hazard that caused your Slip and Fall; or
- The resort owner or his employees should have known about the dangerous hazard that caused your Slip and Fall.
The third element that needs to be proven is the hotel owner’s or his employees’ breach of duty caused your injuries.
Lastly, you must prove your resort Slip and Fall injuries led to damages. These damages must be able to be compensated. Damages that can be compensated include:
- Medical bills.
- Lost wages.
- Lost earning capacity.
- Loss of enjoyment.
- Loss of consortium.
- Pain and suffering.
Common Causes of a Resort Slip and Fall
There are many causes of a resort Slip and Fall. The following are some of the most common cause:
- Uneven surfaces.
- Slippery surfaces.
- Damaged or defective mats.
- Damaged or defective carpeting.
- Broken or loose stairs.
- Broken or loose handrails.
Common Resort Slip and Fall Injuries
Common Slip and Fall injuries can include:
- Ligament damage
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Brain injuries
Contact Stolmeier Law, San Antonio Slip and Fall lawyers
We are San Antonio Slip and Fall lawyers. Stolmeier Law has over 35 years of experience helping Slip and Fall victims in San Antonio and South Texas. We understand what it takes to maximize your compensation. Unlike other law firms, we will never treat you as a case number or a billable hour. We are dedicated to fighting for you. So if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Slip and Fall, contact Stolmeier Law, San Antonio Slip and Fall lawyers. Slip, Trip, or Fall, Call Stolmeier Law.