A New Jersey man says that the owners, licensors, and operators of a Cumberland County, PA hotel are liable for the conditions that led to his slip in one of the hotel’s showers and subsequent head injury, according to a personal injury lawsuit filed at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Frank Ristagno, of West Deptford, N.J., seeks more than $150,000 for each of the four counts of negligence filed against Hilton Worldwide, Inc., which granted the franchising rights for a Hampton Inn in Carlisle, PA to co-defendant Hersha Hospitality Trust in 2000. Hersha sold the franchise to Starwood Capital Group in 2011, but both entities have been held responsible for the 2012 incident.
As reported by The Pennsylvania Record, according to his complaint, on Aug. 26, 2012, Ristagno was a guest at the Hampton Inn on Harrisburg Pike. While taking a shower, he slipped on the floor, hitting his head against the wall and briefly losing consciousness.