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Are Hotels Responsible For Assaults?

If someone attacked you while you were staying at a hotel or resort in Florida, you may have legal options.

Under Florida law, property owners are responsible for providing a reasonably safe environment for guests. If you are injured due to property owner negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner. This area of law is known as premises liability.

Property conditions that expose guests to risk of injury from assault, robbery, rape or other crimes can create liability for hotel and resort owners. Here are some examples of unsafe conditions:

· Missing or broken security cameras in areas where guests may be at risk of assault

· Inadequate lighting in parking areas or near building entrances

· Missing or broken locks on windows or doors

· Failure to secure key cards to guest rooms

· Allowing intruders into guest areas of hotels

· Missing or inadequately trained security guards

· Attacks from hotel or resort employees

While the criminal justice system exists to punish perpetrators, the civil justice system exists to compensate the victims. If negligent security or unsafe conditions at the hotel or resort caused your assault injury, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

The law firm of Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP represents people in the Miami-Dade area and throughout Florida who have been injured due to the negligence of others, including owners of hotels and resorts.