Hotel and motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. By law, Georgia hotel owners have a responsibility to protect their guests from violent crime, sexual assault, and foreseeable harm. Should a hotel owner fail to provide adequate security or safety measures to protect their guests, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.
Hotel Crime Prevention
Violent hotel crimes may occur inside the hotel, in the hotel parking lot, or on hotel grounds. Implementing proper safety and security measures in all of these areas may help protect guests from injury and deter crime, such as rape, robbery and assault. Hotel security measures may include:
- Bright lighting on hotel grounds, in hotel parking lots, and in all hotel common areas.
- Access controls to property and rooms, including guest screening, fencing, gated-entry, ID-controlled entry, deadbolts, steel frame doors, and guest room door viewers.
- Adequate staffing and surveillance cameras to monitor hotel, parking lots, grounds, amenities, and guest entrances.
- Liaise with local law enforcement to maintain awareness of community crime and implement additional security precautions, as needed.
- Continuous maintenance, updating and replacement of all security features.
Additionally, should the hotel have a history of crime, either on property or nearby, the owner and manager should work with local law enforcement to introduce additional security precautions to help prevent future crime.
Victims of Hotel Assault or Injury: What Are My Legal Options for Justice and Compensation?
As each case and property is unique, victims of hotel crime should speak with an experienced security negligence firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, is preserved and their best interests are protected.
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Choosing the Right Attorney
Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.
Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!
You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:
– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.
If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.
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