A Hotel Crime Can Happen to Anyone
Have you or a loved one suffered because of a violent attack while staying at a hotel or motel? A criminal attack should never have happened if the hotel was aware of the danger causing the injury and failed to comply with surveillance and security measures it knew were necessary to take care of its hotel guests. If you or someone you love experienced a criminal attack at a hotel or motel, you may be owed compensation for the physical pain, emotional pain, and financial setbacks endured as a result.
When you check into a hotel, it should feel like you’re entering a second home. You deserve to be safe and secure. Unfortunately, criminal attacks such as rape, shootings, stabbings, and other types of life-altering incidents may occur at hotels or motels due to the negligence of the hotel management and staff.
It may have been a guest, the friend of a guest, a hotel employee, or a stranger who found a way to enter – it doesn’t matter – if you’ve been injured in a hotel by someone, the premises owners and managers knew or should have known was a threat you may have a claim under Georgia law.
Whether you were attacked in your private room, a common area, hallway, parking lot, or any area overseen by the hotel, you should have been protected from known or expected dangers.
Under Georgia law, the hotel owner has a landlord responsibility to provide secure and guarded facilities to keep all parts of their property safe for every hotel guest. This is especially true as it relates to potential criminal acts in a hotel.
If you are the victim of a hotel crime or a hotel accident, you should consider speaking to a personal injury attorney. You may have a claim for monetary damages that can help you reclaim control of your life and realize a brighter future.