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PA personal injury law How do I go about pursuing a claim of negligence on a hotel

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How do I go about pursuing a claim of negligence on a hotel? I have talked to lawyers and they've told me that it is a small claim that could probably be handled out of court, but I have no idea where to start.

THE CLAIM: I took my children on vacation to AC beach in NJ, our first night in the hotel my daughter stepped on a lancet (blood sugar needle) she visited the hotel nurse and her suggestion was to take her to her doctor back in pittsburgh. She now has to get a blood test every three months for HIV and other diseases.

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    If you want to pursue small claims, you would need to do so in NJ - it's easy, and you won't need a lawyer. However, you might want to talk to a few more personal injury lawyers about this, because the nature of your claim may change dramatically if your daughter gets sick because of this.


  2. You should quickly seek a lawyer because the time limit to take action to protect your rights is short.

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    Good luck to you.

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    God bless. I am in Chicago and do not practice in your state.

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