If you were assaulted on someone else’s property and the property had inadequate security to prevent such an attack, the business could be found liable for your injuries. This is known as a negligent security claim, which are some of the most complex cases that our Tampa personal injury lawyers deal with. If you have any questions about negligent security cases, please contact Morgenstern & Herd, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation.
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What Should I Do if I Am Assaulted at a Hotel?
If you are assaulted as a guest in a hotel, the first thing you want to do is report it. Obviously, you want to make sure you’re in a safe position, that the assault is over, and the individual is no longer in the area. You want to report your assault to the police and to the management of the hotel.
What if a Business Denies Responsibility for an Attack?
Oftentimes after an attack at a business, the individuals that are in charge of managing the property will contend that the attack was not foreseeable or unexpected. One of the things that’s very important is to look at police blotters and grids to basically see how much crime there is in that area, specifically at that business. That crime grid information will place the owner of the business and the management team on notice that this is an area where there is crime and they should have more security. The fact that they did not have adequate security may result in you having a claim against the business or the apartment complex for the attack and your injuries.
If you have any more questions about negligent security cases, please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys.