Many individuals utilize hotels when they go on trips for various reasons. Though they likely expect their accommodations to be comforting, there is a risk that accidents could take place on hotel premises. If an incident is serious and causes catastrophic injury to an individual, a legal claim could potentially be filed against the hotel for premises liability.
One family may be looking into such an option after a recent accident that took place at an Oklahoma hotel. Reports stated that the incident involved a 50-year-old man who was in the hotel pool. Details on what took place were not disclosed at the time of the report, but it was stated that emergency crews arrived at the hotel after 6:15 p.m. due to a reported drowning.
When they arrived, the man was pulled out of the pool and taken to an area hospital. Reports stated that the man was declared deceased at the hospital. Authorities are likely continuing to investigate the incident to determine contributing factors of the fatal event, and additional information may be available at a later time.
Because the man suffered catastrophic injury while on the hotel premises, it is possible for a legal claim to be filed against the hotel company. If the family of the deceased man would like to take such a route, they may wish to gain more knowledge on premises liability claims. Such a claim could allow them to work toward compensation for the loss of their loved one, financial difficulties, emotional turmoil and other damages permitted under Oklahoma law.
Source: okcfox.com, “One dead following a drowning at the Meridian Inn Hotel“, Poya Salamat, July 10, 2016
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