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Wet Carpeting Causes Man to Fall Down Stairs in Hotel

Posted on 26 October, 2012 at 22:17 Comments comments (102)
A Louisiana man has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Comfort Inn claiming that they failed to warn him that the carpet was wet, which caused him to fall down an entire flight of stairs.
Walter Steele filed suit against Laxmi Lodging Inc. on Oct. 12 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.
The incident occurred as Steele was walking down a carpeted staircase at a Comfort Inn in Palestine, Texas.  His foot slipped on the wet carpeting and he fell down the entire flight of stairs and onto the concrete floor.
The fall caused Steele serious and permanent disabling injuries to his back and spine.
According to the lawsuit, the hotel had washed, shampooed or cleaned its carpets prior to Steele’s arrival and left them in a wet and slippery condition without any warning to Steele.
The lawsuit accuses the hotel owner of negligence in failing to inspect its premises to be sure that they were free of unreasonably dangerous conditions, dry its floors after cleaning, limit access to areas in which the floors were not yet dry, warn guests of the existence of the wet carpeting, select and hire competent contractors in such a way as to ensure that they were not creating an unreasonable risk of harm to invitees.
Our office has handled many cases involving hotel guests who were injured due to dangerous conditions at the hotel in which they were staying.  If you have been injured while a guest at a hotel or resort in Florida, the Bahamas or other islands in the Caribbean, please contact our office.