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Glass door accident results in serious injuries and compensation


Jeannie Simmonds experienced serious injuries in an accident with a glass door around three years ago. The five-star London hotel, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, was the scene of the glass door accident which saw Mrs Simmonds suffer injuries that included cuts and a partially severed tendon that required surgery. A legal battle has been taking place as the wife of a former US Ambassador decided that she required half a million pounds worth of damages from the London hotel. Mrs Simmonds was taking a post-swim shower in the Knightsbridge hotel and as she attempted to open the shower door handle, the glass shattered and this resulted in the injuries previously mentioned. Thereafter, Mrs Simmonds accused the Jumeirah hotel of negligence and the compensation claim ensued. Since this glass door accident, Jeannie told the court that she had difficulties with mobility for up to seven months as a result of the injuries. The hotel has subsequently accepted liability and the next hearing will help to decide the final amount to be awarded to Mrs Simmonds.


Have you suffered from a similar accident?

If your hotel stay has ended in an accident similar to the one above, you could be able to make a claim for negligence-related financial compensation. Hotels and all public places have a duty of care to their guests and any accident that may have been someone else’s fault can easily ruin your stay and cause problems for the foreseeable future. Your entire holiday could be wiped out and you may even face a loss of potential earnings during your recovery period. Accident Advice Helpline will be able to accurately assess if there is a case of possible hotel negligence that led to your accident during your stay.


Call us today for advice

For over many years, Accident Advice Helpline has been assisting the UK public in making successful cases for financial compensation as a result of hotel negligence-related accidents. We are a law firm which specialises in dealing with these types of accident and we always operate on a no win no fee basis. If you feel as if you may have a case for financial compensation due to possible negligence, please do not hesitate to call our free 24-hour helpline now. We’ll treat your call confidentially and will offer you excellent no-obligation advice. Accident Advice Helpline’s nationwide team of solicitors are ready and waiting for your call.

Source: Standard