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Thank you. You have two ways of going about doing this:Suit in Dubai
. You would find an attorney in Dubai and sue there. This is not recommended, as UAE Courts generally are known to discriminate against foreigners and not actually being there, you really do not know what your attorney and/or the Courts would be doing, and/or what the negotiation would entail.Suit in the states
. This may be a more reasonable option. Although Texas may not have original jurisdiction here because the accident occurred in Dubai, the Court in Texas may be persuaded to take the case if you can show that you would never get a fair trial in Dubai.
Under Texas law, the hotel owed you a duty for a safe room. They failed, and were negligent in it. The elements of a negligence cause of action are
(1) The defendant owed a legal duty to the plaintiff,
(2) The defendant breached that duty, and
(3) The breach was a proximate cause of the plaintiff's personal injury or property damages.D. Houston, Inc. v. Love, 92 S.W.3d 450, 454 (Tex.2002).
You may have a suit for negligence here. Upon getting judgment, you may be able to enforce it in any state if the defendant has holdings in the USA, or attempt to register it elsewhere where they do.
An attorney is recommended. May I recommend the Texas Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
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