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Enjoying a weekend at a hotel, whether for a business trip or a family vacation, should be a nice break from your normal routine. Spending a few days at a resort should be a relaxing experience – never life threatening due to a lapse in security.
The Tampa Bay area is a popular destination for many looking to enjoy a beach vacation or visit a few theme parks. Because of the many tourist attractions, this can bring out all types of people, some of whom are targeting sightseers and tourists when they are relaxed and vulnerable. Owners and operators of hotels, amusement parks and resorts have a duty to all guests and visitors to provide a crime free environment. While it is not always possible to prevent all crimes from occurring, there are instances when property owners can be held liable for any harm or injuries a guest suffers while on their property.
Clearwater, FL Negligent Security Attorney :: 727-847-2299
Tampa, FL Inadequate Safety Lawyer :: 813-221-3200
If you were robbed, assaulted, raped or seriously injured because of negligent security at a hotel, resort, night club, shopping mall, stadium, amusement park, parking garage, school or campus, church, office building, restaurant, apartment complex, casino, bank, gas station, or on a cruise ship, talk to a Florida Negligent Security Attorney at Whittel & Melton. When Florida property owners fail to take the appropriate action to keep guests, residents and visitors safe from harm, they could be held liable for any injuries incurred. Even though the property owners may not have been the ones who caused your injury, they can still be held responsible for not taking the proper measures to prevent or warn against it.
St. Petersburg Hotel & Resort Premise Liability Lawyer
Property owners are required to take certain precautions, and even if the owners fulfilled these obligations, someone can still be held responsible for a lack of security that resulted in your attack or injuries. Defective locks, lights, cameras and other security devices may have failed and led to your unfortunate injuries. Perhaps a security guard was on break or out sick, or maybe your room key was somehow duplicated. Whatever the reason, a St. Petersburg Hotel Premise Liability Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can help you achieve a successful financial recovery.
Clearwater Hotel Inadequate Security Injury Attorney
If previous crimes have been committed on a property, or if the type of the business makes it predisposed to criminal activity, owners are obligated to execute reasonable security measures intended to prevent or discourage future crimes. A Clearwater Inadequate Security Injury Lawyer can investigate the facts surrounding your injury or attack and determine whether similar crimes occurred at the same location and whether the hotel was aware of them. We may be able to uncover that your attack or injuries could have been avoided if property owners had taken the adequate steps to keep guests from encountering dangerous situations.
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At Whittel & Melton, we offer free consultations to hotel crime victims. Contact us online or call us statewide and toll-free if you have been injured because of negligent hotel security in Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota or St. Petersburg. We can help you decide what your best course of action is and make sure you clearly understand your legal rights.