Rochester, New York, Hotel Scalding Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as A Best Lawyer of America, Is Dedicated to Combating Negligence and Injustice. If You Have Been Injured in a Rochester Hotel Scalding Liquid Accident, You Could Be Eligible for Significant Compensation.

Top Ranked Rochester Hotel Scalding Injury AttorneysRochester is the second-largest city in Western New York and among the most important commercial centers in the Finger Lakes region. Situated along the shores of Lake Ontario, the Flower City attracts not only business travelers but sightseers, sports fans, and thrill-seekers. In summer, spring, and autumn, Rochester’s many hotels—found everywhere from the Inner Loop to the airport and suburbs—often operate at full capacity, striving to deliver guests unparalleled upstate hospitality. While big-name brands may claim to have hospitality down to a science, providing comfort can come at a cost. Hotels, like restaurants and other service-sector businesses, have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of their guests, and since the average American hotel can have dozens, if not hundreds, of rooms, maintaining clean, hygienic, and hazard-free premises can present unexpected challenges.

Hotels’ hot water systems can be particularly problematic. If water temperatures are kept too low, hotels run the risk of inadvertently spreading life-threatening bacteria. However, the high temperatures needed to eradicate pathogens like Legionella can be unsafe for guests. In one recent survey, researchers found that a significant number of hotel and motel rooms failed to adequately control their hot water temperatures. Of the surveyed properties, several recorded average peak temperatures capable of inflicting first-degree burns within seconds. Unfortunately, hotel patrons often have no way of knowing how warm the water in their shower or sink will be until they have already turned on the tap and exposed themselves to potential danger. When boiling-hot water washes across the skin, victims could suffer extensive injuries.

New York law requires that property owners take common-sense measures to ensure that their employees and guests are not harmed by unsafe conditions. When property owners fail to amend such conditions, they could be held liable for any resulting injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has spent decades fighting for the rights of Rochester residents who have been hurt by negligent business owners. We know what it takes to build a compelling, evidence-based case for recompense. Since 2005, our experienced attorneys have secured more than $175 million in damages—money that our clients have used to clear their medical expenses, seek high-quality health care, and reclaim their independence. We could help you, too. Please send the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. a message online or call us at (585) 939-3939 today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

Hot Water Burn Injuries

Hot water burns are sometimes called scalds. According to the American Burn Association, someone in the United States sustains a burn injury serious enough to necessitate hospitalization once every minute. While anyone could sustain a scald, young children and older adults are especially vulnerable to these injuries. In total, an estimated 500,000 scalds occur annually. In general, the severity of a scald burn can be influenced by the following:

  1. The temperature of the water;
  2. How long the hot water touched the skin;
  3. How much of the skin was exposed to the water; and
  4. How quickly the victim obtained relief.

Most scalds are minor and do not require any medical intervention. However, water that is heated close to or above boiling can cause lasting damage. If you, or a loved one, have suffered a serious liquid burn injury in or around Monroe County, you could seek treatment from the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Center, located at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital on 601 Elmwood Avenue.



Holding a Hotel Accountable for a Scalding Water Injury

Top Ranked Rochester Hotel Scalding Injury AttorneysHotels, like other businesses, have a legal duty to perform maintenance proactively and respond to customer complaints about unsafe conditions. While unusually hot water temperatures could be the result of an unpreventable mechanical failure, they are often caused by the hotel’s failure to:

  1. Perform regular maintenance;
  2. Inspect water heaters and temperature gauges; and
  3. Respond to guest complaints about high or low water temperatures.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered first-degree burns, second-degree burns, or third-degree burns because a hotel negligently failed to ensure that its hot water supply was safe for regular use, you could be entitled to significant compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. believes that nobody should have to pay the price for a hotel’s poor business practices. We could help you with the following:

  1. Investigate the Causes of Your Hot Water Injury: The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. could investigate the hotel’s training procedures, maintenance policies, and complaints history. If we find that the hotel’s negligence caused or contributed to a dangerous condition, such as unreasonably hot water in your room’s faucets, we could hold them liable for your damages.
  2. Evaluate Your Injuries: The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. regularly consults burn experts who can review your injuries and assess your long-term and continuing care needs.
  3. Advocate Your Case: The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is committed to providing the highest level of personal injury service.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced team of attorneys could help you secure the compensation you need to regain financial stability after a tragic scalding liquid injury. Please send us a message online or call us at (585) 939-3939 to schedule your free consultation.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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