Georgia’s premises liability laws require apartment owners and store operators must take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of their property. These include having security measures to prevent the commission of third-party criminal activities on apartment buildings, such as sexual assaults, robberies, murders, rapes, and other violent crimes. Hotel owners who don't uphold their duties to offer adequate security are responsible if anyone is injured because of this negligence. An experienced Atlanta hotel injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a claim worth pursuing.
While property owners aren’t legally responsible for any bodily harm resulting from a third-party crime that occurs on their premises, victims are entitled to financial compensation if they can prove that adequate security practices would have deterred the criminal activity and any injuries.
Examples of negligent security at hotels include:
Sometimes, Georgia courts have established that criminal activities were foreseeable because of a history of similar crimes on-site, or in the area, a property’s location in a high-crime neighborhood, or a volatile instance that escalated because of a lack of sufficient security protocols. If you or a loved one were the victim of a third-party violent crime at a Georgia hotel, convenience store, shopping center, or grocery store and sustained a severe injury and other financial losses as a result, an experienced premise liability lawyer can help you establish if you have grounds to pursue a premises liability claim. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Marks Law Group today at 404-939-1485 for help with your personal injury claim.
Here are some of the most common injuries that occur at hotels or resorts. You should know these types of bodily injuries and their associated risks. This can help you try to avoid any dangerous situations or dangerous conditions.
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Every hotel owes all its guests the duty of care. That means that the hotel must exercise reasonable care to operate and maintain its premises to protect all its guests. This duty of care further means that the hotel should frequently ensure its premises are in a safe condition. This may mean that the hotel has to make necessary repairs frequently, inspect the premises, and take appropriate action when needed.
For instance, if a server in a hotel accidentally breaks a cup on the ground, the hotel management must respond swiftly to ensure all patrons are safe, direct foot traffic away from the broken glass, and work to ensure the area is safe as quickly as possible. The duty of care also extends to hiring well-trained hotel or resort staff.
If you believe you have been injured because of poor security or unsafe environment at your hotel or resort or because of the action, or inaction, of hotel management or hotel employee, you can hold them responsible. Typically, you must prove that the hotel was negligent. To prove negligence, you must establish the following elements:
If you suffered catastrophic injuries because of a hotel or motel’s negligence, you can file a premises liability claim to recover the financial compensation you deserve. The Marks Law Group has helped accident victims across Fulton County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, and throughout Georgia recover the financial damages they deserve and we can help you too.
Whether you suffered poisoning, were hurt in a slip and fall, or were attacked because of inadequate security, you have limited time to file a personal injury claim. Contact our Decatur personal injury law firm today at 404-939-1485 to schedule a no-cost initial consultation.