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Chicago Hotel & Motel Accident Attorneys

Accident In Chicago Hotel
People from around the world love staying in the elegant hotels along Michigan Avenue and favorite locations around the city. Chicago has a wide range of hotels to offer travelers, starting from budget motels to pristine five-star hotels renowned for their amenities and beautiful rooms.

No matter which type of accommodation one may choose for a visit in Chicago, it is still possible that a single mistake or maintenance oversight can cause a slip and fall accident or another incident.

An enjoyable trip can instantly take a turn for the worse when hotel staff, maintenance crew members, and engineers fail to take necessary precautions to create a safe atmosphere for guests and tourists.

The negligent behavior of hotel employees can cause a business trip or vacation to turn sour instantly. It is essential that injured tourists contact a lawyer when an accident occurs during a trip. Even though obtaining legal representation may be an inconvenience, contacting a personal injury lawyer may save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

It is crucial to find a lawyer who will advocate for you even if you must return to another state or country within a few weeks at the end of your vacation.

Our personal injury lawyers in the Chicago area are well acquainted with the hotels in the area and their safety practices. Attorneys can use this knowledge, as well as their comprehensive understanding of the local court system, to help you assert your legal rights to receive compensation.

Types of Chicago Hotel Accidents

There is a much better chance to be injured in a hotel compared to other locations. Tourists staying in a hotel for extended periods of time have a higher risk of a slip and fall accident compared to getting hurt in a shopping mall, restaurant or grocery store.

Hotel employees must be consistent in their approach to safety and maintenance work in the hotel.

However, problems can arise if the facility is understaffed or unable to afford necessary repair work. The most common accidents that can occur due to the negligence of employees in a hotel:

Accident victims hurt in a Chicago hotel should contact a lawyer who knows how to resolve a compensation case successfully. Hotel managers deal with these types of accidents on a regular basis, so they are well-trained to minimize the appearance of any impropriety or liability.

An accident could also be the result of a subtle factor, such as a hotel’s failure to provide the proper lighting in an area. If you feel that your injuries are no fault of your own, you may want to contact a Chicago hotel accident attorney who can investigate the circumstances that lead to your injuries.

Considering Which Parties are Negligent in a Chicago Hotel Accident Case

There may also be more than one negligent party involved in a hotel premises liability action. An injured victim may have to sue the hotel owner, property manager or a contracted company that provides security workers for the hotel.

If the victim suffered injuries by faulty hotel equipment like a hair dryer or other item, they might consider filing a claim against the product manufacturer. Because these cases are often very complicated, it is essential to use the skills of a Chicago premises liability lawyer to determine the appropriate parties to sue.

Sample Illinois Hotel & Motel Accident Settlements & Lawsuits


$800,000 Settlement; Lake County, Illinois; 2019:

This hotel accident occurred at a facility in Antioch, Illinois.  A man in town from Texas was walking down some stairs to get to the hotel’s pool.  On his way down, he slipped and fell.  The man was just thirty-nine at the time of the fall accident. 

The quick incident had drastic, long-term consequences.  He broke a rib, herniated two discs, and damaged his spinal nerve.  The harms required more than one surgery and the bill for that related medical expenses was $300,000.  He sued the hospital.  The man argued that the facility was negligent and responsibility for his injuries, costs, and damages.  The facility denied fault.  Yet, they could not see fit to try the matter all the way through a jury decision. 
Instead the defendants chose to settle and the man received $800,00 in financial compensation.

$750,000 Settlement; Will County, Illinois; 2019:

These events happened at a hotel in northern Illinois.  A man and his 87-year-old mother were leaving the facility.  The man graciously opened the door for his mother.  It was controlled by a hydraulic system. 

However, it appeared to malfunction.  As the man released the door, it rapidly closed and smacked the woman in the face.  She fell down to the ground and injured herself.  The descent left her seriously wounded.  She broke a number of bones and sustained other personal injuries as well.  Paramedics took her to a local hospital to take care of these harms. 

During her stay there, she developed pneumonia and passed away.  She was survived by several family members including eight children. The family brought a case against the suburban hospital for negligence. 

The two sites quickly got down to settlement talks in an effort to avoid trial.  The family eventually accepted a $750,000 offer for the woman’s serious injuries, medical expenses, and other harms and losses.

$475,000 Settlement; Chicago, Illinois; 2017:


This controversy arose at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.  A woman in her middle forties was traveling in an elevator when, out of nowhere, it jolted forward then halted quickly.  Then, it stalled leaving them in there for a significant period of time.  Also, the jolt hurt her back and knee. 

The latter required surgery to the tune of almost $100,000.  She sued the elevator company and hotel.  The former paid $125,000 paid the woman and the latter paid the woman $350,000 through its insurance fund.

$500,000 Settlement; Downers Grove, Illinois; 2011:

An elderly woman in her early eighties got caught between revolving doors at a Double Tree hotel in this claim.  The facility was located in Downers Grove, Illinois. 

She fractured her hip due to the event and that required surgery, open reduction internal fixation (around $100,000 in medical expenses).  Then, she was left immobile and needed to move to a care facility.  In the subsequent claim, her lawyers claimed this caused her health to decline so much so that she died about two months after this incident.

They brought a claim against the hospital for negligence and wrongful death.  The representatives also brought a products liability claim against the manufacturers of the automatic revolving doors.  The manufacturer’s insurance gave the plaintiffs $450,000 and the facility gave them $50,000.

Attorneys With Experience Representing People Injured During A Stay At A Hotel Or Motel In Chicago, Illinois

Chicago hotel accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help you file your legal claim for compensation today. Our attorneys have experience in dealing with hotel accident claims. You deserve to have your claim represented in court, and our hotel accident law office can help you today.

Even if you live outside of the Chicagoland area, our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. We always take steps to minimize the inconvenience and disruption of coming back-and-forth to Chicago for court hearings. Allow our team to help you with your case against negligent hotels. 888-424-5757

Below is a list of hotels and motels operating in the greater Chicagoland area:

  • America's Best Value Inn
  • AmericInn
  • Aqua Hotels and Resorts
  • Atlas Hotels
  • Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Bellstar
  • Best Western Illinois
  • Bowman-Biltmore Hotels
  • Budget Suites of America
  • Budgetel
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Chez Hotels
  • Club Med
  • Comfort Suites Hotels
  • Country Inns & Suites
  • Courtyard Hotels
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Crest Hotels
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Days Inn Hotels
  • Delta Hotels
  • Doubletree Hotels
  • Drury Hotels
  • Embassy Suites
  • Epoque Hotels
  • Extended Stay Hotels
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Fiesta Hotels
  • Four Seasons
  • Green Tree
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hawthorn Suites
  • Heartland
  • Hilton
  • Holiday Inn
  • Howard Johnson's
  • Homewood Suites
  • Hyatt  Regency
  • Imperial
  • Knights Inn
  • La Quinta Inn Hotels
  • Langham
  • Le Meridien
  • Lemmon Tree
  • Little America
  • Loews
  • Lotte Hotels and Resorts
  • Marco Polo
  • Marriott
  • Motel 6 Hotels
  • Omni
  • Park Plaza
  • Peninsula
  • Princess
  • Pueblo Bonito
  • Radisson
  • Ramada
  • Red Carpet
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Red Lion
  • Regent International
  • Renaissance
  • Residence Inn
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Royal Orchid
  • Sheraton
  • Sofitel
  • Springhill Suites Hotels
  • St. Regis
  • Summerfield Suites
  • Super 8
  • Traveller's Inn
  • Travelodge
  • Trident Hotels
  • Westin Hotels
  • Wyndham

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