Were You Assaulted In A Georgia Hotel?
If you are attacked in a hotel or motel, you may think the insurance company of the property owners would take responsibility and compensate you for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Unfortunately, without the help of an experienced lawyer, you may never obtain just compensation.
At Isenberg & Hewitt, PC, in Atlanta, our lawyers represent victims of assaults, rapes and other crimes in hotels, motels and resorts. If you or someone you love was attacked in a commercial setting in Georgia, please call 770-901-2666 to schedule a free consultation.
When Are Hotel Owners And Managers Responsible?
Property owners in Georgia have a duty to protect guests from known or foreseeable dangers on their premises, including the risk of criminal attack. This area of law is known as premises liability. When a hotel owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be responsible for damages.
Examples of hotel or motel negligence include:
- Providing the names or room numbers of guests to predators who call the hotel
- Failure to warn guests about crime in the area
- Failure to provide deterrence measures such as video cameras
- Unsafe conditions such as poor lighting in a parking lot or shrubbery that gives attackers a place to hide
- Failure to keep the public out of guest areas of the hotel
- Failure to install functioning locks on windows and doors
- Failure to keep key cards secure
- Failure to provide adequate security
Attorney Mel Hewitt has more than 25 years of experience obtaining compensation for crime victims in Georgia. He was named in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and has appeared on television and radio programs addressing issues of negligent security.
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