When a Vacation Results in Victimhood, Who’s at Fault?

People travel from all over the world to enjoy Florida’s beautiful beaches, warm weather and entertainment attractions. However, a vacation doesn’t always go as planned.

Criminals often target tourists who may fall victim to assault, robbery, rape or worse. This is especially true for those staying at hotels.

When tourists are guests at a hotel or motel, they deserve a reasonable expectation of safety. This includes safe private rooms, common areas and parking lots. Property owners sometimes disregard their duty of providing a safe environment. Indications of an unsafe property include:

  • Poor lighting
  • Broken fencing
  • Lack of surveillance cameras
  • Inadequate security patrols

If you are the victim of a crime while on hotel or motel grounds, the property owner may be at fault. If the property owner has knowledge of past criminal activities on the property, there is a legal obligation to take steps to remedy the dangerous situation. If a property owner hires private security services, the property owner is responsible for the action or inaction of the security guards.

Should criminal activity spoil your vacation, you may want to forget the situation ever happened. This is the easy solution, but it may not be the right one. Consult an attorney with experience handling Florida tourist injuries. This hotel, motel or property owner may be liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or even wrongful death. At the Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A., we’ll fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.

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