Is there any claim if a heavy mirrored closet door came off its tracks and fell on my wife at a hotel? 4 Answers as of October 30, 2015

She already had an injured shoulder and neck, and this added to the pain that she was already in, causing stabbing down her arm and into her hand for days. Problem is she had a pre-existing condition. But the hotel was going through major renovations, and this was a non-renovated room, and we believe that this room was not in a fit condition for guests to stay in.

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Yes, your wife should have a free conference with an injury lawyer.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/30/2015
Pius Joseph A Professional Law Corp. | Pius Joseph
It appears that you may have a good case of liability.Also under the California law, you can claim an aggravation of pre-existing condition,if the prior injury became worse due to the incident. Hopefully,you have some pictures and evidence of the incident. You need to hire a lawyer immediately to ask preservation of evidence to protect your case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/29/2015
Law Offices of Stanley S. Lopata
Law Offices of Stanley S. Lopata | Stan Lopata
Yes. The hotel is responsible for injuries your wife received due to their negligence in providing an unsafe room.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/29/2015
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
It depends upon whether she safely moved the mirrored door or caused the door to go off its tracks. The defendant takes the injured person as they are, but you have to show that the increased pain was not just the normal progression of the underlying problem and the degree it was made worse. There also is the issue as to whether there were increased medical bills, wage loss, etc. She might very well have a claim, but it might not be of much value. You can always write the hotel and demand compensation, but they are not likely to pay much.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/29/2015
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