A hotel lobby is one of the first things you will see as a guest of a particular hotel. It is normally quite impressive – more so the more expensive the hotel is – and it should be welcoming to all guests as well. For the most part this is certainly true, but some individuals have suffered hotel lobby falls that mark the worst possible start to a stay in that hotel.
Needless to say every hotel should do everything it can to provide the best possible guest experience for everyone who stays there. For the most part this is certainly true. However, the lobby – as with the rest of the hotel – must be kept in excellent condition to ensure no one suffers a trip or fall or other type of accident there.
How can hotel lobby falls occur?
In some instances an obstruction or hazard could be present that should not be there. If it is not identified and moved out of the way it could lead to someone tripping or falling as a result. If the lobby area is carpeted it should be in good condition. The carpet should be tightly fitted to the stairs too if there are any, since these can be a potential hazard if they are not kept in good condition at all times.
If you have suffered a fall in a hotel lobby you will know how painful it can be. You may suffer minor injuries. Alternatively if you have already got a medical condition this may potentially be made worse by a fall that was someone else’s fault.
Prevention is better than the alternative
Clearly it is best to ensure such falls can be prevented – especially since they do not look good for the hotel. The majority of hotels and the people who run and maintain them are kept in excellent condition to ensure such incidents never have a chance of happening.
Of course we cannot always prevent things like this from occurring. If you have stayed in a hotel – either in the UK or in another country – and you experienced a fall of this kind, contact Accident Advice Helpline now. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is at 0800 689 0500 and it is open now. The best course of action is to seek no-obligation advice from us so we can assess your chances of making a successful claim.