Posted in Premises Liability on October 3, 2019
There are plenty of hotels and resorts in Georgia, and millions of tourists stop in the state annually. One of the best parts of a hotel, for many people, is going to a swim in the hotel pool. They are relaxing, especially after a long day around town. However, there are risks associated with swimming in a pool at a hotel. This can include:
A hotel or resort has a general duty to exercise reasonable care in providing a safe premises for their guests. A hotel guest is considered an ‘invitee’ under premises liability law and has a recognized right to be there. Some of the most common hotel and resort duties include:
Some of the most common causes of injuries that occur in a hotel include:
When you go to a hotel pool, chances are there will be a sign there that says something along the lines of, “Swim at your own risk. No lifeguard is present. Users waive all liability.”
Do these signs really mean that the hotel or resort has no liability if an injury occurs?
Not necessarily. There are times when the actions taken (or not taken) by hotel owners and operators contribute directly to the injury, and they could be held liable.
If you or a loved one are injured at a hotel or resort due to the negligence of the hotel staff, you should speak to a qualified personal injury attorney. These cases can become complex and could require extensive investigation of the property’s safety history, surveillance footage, eyewitness accounts, and more. Hotels and resorts may be liable for guest injuries, and you could be entitled to compensation.
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