Lawsuit Filed Against Upscale Hotel For Falling GlassFiled under Personal Injury
Imagine being on vacation at an upscale hotel enjoying a cold beverage poolside only to have large glass panels fall on top of you. To their horror, that’s what happened to Susan Davis and Prashanth Magadi according to a lawsuit filed in Texas.
According to the suit, the pair were injured when glass panels fell more than 20 stories into the pool area at the W Hotel (owned and operated by Starwood Hotels). Two weeks after they were injured, the lawsuit alleges Davis and Magadi are “still removing glass from their bodies.” The lawsuit further alleges that after the panels fell, the hotel’s response was inadequate because more panels crashed down subsequent to the first incident.
Commenting on this litigation, Paul Padda Law, PLLC partner Paul Padda stated that businesses must be mindful that they owe guests and patrons certain duties of care. “The fact that these people were not killed is amazing given the nature of the accident” commented Padda. Indeed, although significant, the acccident could have been much worse. While most accidents such as this are generally rare, Padda noted that “slip and falls occur all the time in hotels on account of negligence” and can result in certain cases in significant injuries to hotel patrons.