Consumer Protection Law

Consumer protection law questions? Ask a lawyer now.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My family (including yours truly) were staying at a 1st class…

Customer Question
My family (including yours truly)...
My family (including yours truly) were staying at a 1st class hotel and had the privilege of having complementary snacks and beverages in their special lounge. One evening while getting pa hot beverage from the counter, the refrigerator door, below the counter, accidently opened broke away from the hinges and fell against my leg. My leg was cut and two and a half months for the scab to finally fall off. Hotel employed a physician to examine me and determine a diagnonis and make recommendations. He determined that it was not broken, considered taking me to a hospital and recommended it was not a necessity. He did state that I should stay off the leg indefinitely until it healed. He did clean up the wound, applied an antibiotic and sent me to bed, where I stayed for the rest of the week, except to go to eat in a wheel chair. On the scene and supervising everything after the incident, was the night manager of this 6 star hotel. I required a wheel chair 95% of the time .
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Consumer Protection Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
6/20/2010
Consumer Protection Lawyer: Andrea, Esq., Lawyer replied 8 years ago
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq., Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 12,554
Experience: 25 yrs. of experience in employment law, real estate and business law, family law, criminal defense and immigration.
Verified

You can write something like this to the Manager:

 

Dear ___________

 

I and my family stayed at your hotel for ___days during the week of __________.

 

Our accomodations included a mini refrigerator which, unfortunately and unbeknown to us, had a defective hinge on the door which came loose and caused the door to fall off, injuring my leg. The hotel physician examined me, applied medication and bandages to it.

 

As a result of this injury, I was forced to use a wheelchair during my stay and could not enjoy my vacation as I had hoped. When I returned home, I was under the care of my family physician and because I am diabetic, the wound took over 2 months to heal. I incurred medical bills and was in constant pain during that time.

 

This unfortunate accident was the direct result of the failure on the part of the hotel to exercise ordinary, standard maintenance of the appliances they offer guests. In light of this, I am making demand on the hotel to compensate me for my costs and pain and suffering in the amount of $10,000.

Very truy yours,

 

___________________________________________________

 

Please press "ACCEPT" so that I may receive credit for assisting you

 

That is the only way I get paid

 

Positive Feedback, BONUS are not required but they are a nice way to show you appreciate the expert's time and effort

 

If you have questions in the future, feel free to ask for me by typing my name at the beginning of your question

____________________________________________________

 

 

ANDREA, JD, LLM

MEMBER, NY & PA BAR

Don't forget to leave positive feedback!

 

Ask Your Own Consumer Protection Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a consumer protection lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Andrea, Esq. Your Own Question
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq., Lawyer
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Satisfied Customers: 12,554
12,554 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25 yrs. of experience in employment law, real estate and business law, family law, criminal defense and immigration.

Andrea, Esq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,125 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,436 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

1,679 satisfied customers

Attorney,17 years experience in consumer protection areas

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

1,227 satisfied customers

16+ yrs. of legal experience.

LADY LAWYER

LADY LAWYER

Lawyer

748 satisfied customers

Consumer Lawyer

RGMacEsq

RGMacEsq

Lawyer

604 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

517 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Consumer Protection Law Questions
I purchased Insurance with Allianz Global Assistance
I purchased Insurance with Allianz Global Assistance for concert tickets totaling $ 335.40. Family members had an altercation sending one to the hospital and one to jail. I completed a necessary paper… read more
Copperlaw
Copperlaw
Barrister and Solicitor
Law Degree
1,737 satisfied customers
i am flooring contractor ,I was hired to do a job through a
i am flooring contractor ,I was hired to do a job through a floor retail store ,I finished the work .now the stor telling me that their is few things they have to fix,,they did not let go back and do … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,125 satisfied customers
I want through a bad divorce and have watched my credit score
I want through a bad divorce and have watched my credit score go from 760 to 580 to the point i cannot even get a car financed. I owe american express $25k between 3 of their cards and worked out a pa… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
What can be done if Plaintiff calls the Bill of Sale Exhibit
What can be done if Plaintiff calls the Bill of Sale Exhibit A in one filing, Exhibit C in another, AND names the only Correspondence doc Exhibit B in the first filing, then Exhibit D in a different f… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
on March 22nd I bought Car Insurance through progressive. After
on March 22nd I bought Car Insurance through progressive. After completing the transaction, I realized I didn't have enough money to cover the cost so on the morning of the 23rd I cancelled the policy… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
I took my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in work on 1/27/15.
I took my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in for recall work on 1/27/15. Apparently, they did something to my vehicle that caused the fuse block and multiple computers to blow out. It's been 75 days and they… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
Tax Question: Taxpayer is 90 years old at the end of 2014.
Tax Question: Taxpayer is 90 years old at the end of 2014. Form SSA-1099 shows Net benefits of $17,243 and Form 1099-R shows retirement income of $9,000. Must this taxpayer file taxes?… read more
Dylatess
Dylatess
JD
1,536 satisfied customers
My 2011 Nissan Versa has ~72,000 miles on it and is still under
My 2011 Nissan Versa has ~72,000 miles on it and is still under the extended warranty. It stalled mid drive while at a stop light in December, 2014. It was promptly towed to the dealership who "fixed"… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I bought 4 tires with locking lugs from Sears Lexus
I bought 4 tires with locking lugs from Sears for my Lexus 300 GS. They are the locking type so the tires cannot be stolen without the lug key. My issue is that when I had a flat tire, the tow truck d… read more
Terry L.
Terry L.
Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,974 satisfied customers
my son with down syndrome (3 years 5 months) was asked to leave
my son with down syndrome (3 years 5 months) was asked to leave a private day care in nj because there was no one there except 1 person who could handle him and she leaves at 3:30. He attends special … read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
I received a summons claims from a debt collector,
I received a summons for small claims from a debt collector, what do I do now? I tried to contact them but they don't answer the phone, and I never received collection calls or mail from them… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,814 satisfied customers
I purchased a used 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 for $26,000 As Is No
I purchased a used 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 for $26,000 As Is No Warranty. 4 weeks later the engine and transmission fail. Dealer says he won't pay a dime because I bought it without a warranty. I have an … read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
I added a "Change Order Request" at the cost of $2500. to my
I added a "Change Order Request" at the cost of $2500. to my current re-roofing contract to "Install Additional Hurricane Strap to Achieve Maximum Credit" from my homeowners insurance policy in Florid… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
Subject: Transamerica Life Insurance Co. Can my Premium
Subject: Transamerica Life Insurance Co. Can my Premium Payments reduce in value without me taking any Withdrawals?____ If Yes, What Reasons would cause my value to drop? Policy Details: Issue Date 11… read more
Expert
Expert
We own a business in Flagstaff, Arizona. December 2013 a man
We own a business in Flagstaff, Arizona. December 2013 a man (Mr. Green) came in with a sales pitch to my husband for "better merchant services" making all kinds of promises and agreements with him to… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
, I'm want to file a small claims suit against Chase bank
Hi, I'm want to file a small claims suit against Chase bank for cashing a stolen check and then not honoring it on my behalf. Someone took a check from my safe at the restaurant, caused it for 1500.00… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,766 satisfied customers
I have been recently sued by the the U.S. gov for a defaulted&qu
I have been recently sued by the the U.S. gov for a 'defaulted" student loan. Recently, I was noticed by the court that I have to file (by Thursday, Nov 6) a 'Certificate Of Interested Persons." Right… read more
John
John
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
6,025 satisfied customers
Consumer Law Expert w/ADA background & basic criminal law
I am looking for a consumer protection law expert regarding ADA questions that also involve criminal law involving my arrest at a hotel that resulted in a misdemeanor charge. I have previously posted … read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x