Hasenyager & Summerill: Utah's Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Attorneys
Hotel Liability - Wrongful Death
Can A Hotel or Motel Be Held Liable Under Utah Law for Wrongful Death or Personal Injury?
Hotels and motels can be held liable under Utah law for a variety of injuries as well as wrongful death. Utah lawyers regularly represent claims against hotel owners for everything from slip and fall to wrongful death to assault and battery. Premises liability, security issues and general maintenance can all form the basis for such claims. Additionally, because hotels and motels are a ‘take all comers’ operation, pre-injury releases do not apply and it may be the case that the hotel or motel is subject to even greater duties of care than the general public. Recently, an out of state Marriott Hotel has been named in a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming a guest dining at the hotel in July inhaled "dangerous aerosolized water vapor contaminated with Legionella bacteria" and died a month later. The bacteria was found in a fountain in the main lobby. The suit accuses the hotel of negligence and failing to maintain "appropriate control measures." This is just one example lawsuits against hotels and motels. As always, it is imperative to contact a good Utah injury or wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to preserve any claim or right to bring a lawsuit.