Washington DC and Maryland Hotel Accidents Law Firm

When you stay in a hotel, you may be on a long-planned dream vacation far away from the daily routines of work and family. Hotel accidents are not on the agenda. You may have saved up for months or years to visit a destination long on your bucket list. The enjoyment of choosing the right hotel as you plan an exciting trip is a big part of the experience for many people. Arriving at your chosen hotel can be both thrilling and restful after a long journey.

For others in the world of business and other employment, staying in a hotel is part of the job. Business trips take you from far from home to attend meetings, presentations and conferences. If you are required to travel frequently for work, then it can become tiresome to live out of a suitcase and be separated from family and friends. Even then, a hotel room gives you a chance to take a break from chores and the convenience of having your room cleaned and bed made-up every morning.

Despite most of the advantages of vacationing or staying in a hotel, accidents sometimes happen. Ask a seasoned traveler about hotel security and they will recount stories of lost wallets, watches and other property. Some will remember being awakened by an intruder wearing a hotel uniform in the middle of the night. Security should be expected when you stay in a hotel but anything is possible when hotel operators fail to train and supervise their employees or to install adequate security measures.

Hotel accidents happen at the swimming pool that was not maintained or cleaned. They happen in their restaurants when spoiled food is served or a wet floor is not mopped. Hotel lobbies with unfurled rugs cause people to slip and fall and their escalators and elevators are sometimes poorly maintained resulting in injuries. 

When hotel accidents happen, your vacation could be ruined or your business trip could go south real fast. Your injuries could be very costly and require extensive medical treatments. If you suffered an accident in a hotel and you believe it is someone else’s fault, call us for a free evaluation.

We will closely examine all the evidence and let you know whether you can pursue a personal injury case. If you can, you will have an aggressive litigator on your side and direct communication with your attorney.

We have the experience of going up against large insurance companies and other conglomerates in order to help put your life back together following an accident. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If there was negligence, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

When Should I Contact a Lawyer?

There is a time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim.  Wrongful death matters are treated differently in the District of Columbia where the time limit is two years. In Maryland, there is a three-year limitation on wrongful death cases.

These types of cases require extensive investigation including attempting to determine prior accident history, maintenance records, ownership and control documentation and prior complaints. So it is very important to move quickly if we are to pursue a cause of action against the responsible party. If you wait too long, you may be unable to file suit. 

When you reach out to us, your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to determine what went wrong. 

Contact us for a free initial consultation.


We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case. In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered.  If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.


If you suffered serious injuries, then you must act quickly and contact a lawyer. 

Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.

You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you.  Contact us at 202-330-6290 or info@serranolegal.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.