When you check into a hotel or motel, you expect to enjoy a nice night of quiet comfort, rest, and relaxation — and rightfully so. You deserve to know that the establishments you entrust with your occupancy and patronage are doing what they can to keep you safe.
Indeed, hotels and motels are required by Florida law to maintain safe and habitable premises for their guests. Failure to do so constitutes negligence, and the owners may be financially liable for the damages you sustain on their property.
Part of a hotel owner’s responsibility is the duty to keep you safe from foreseeable crime. Hotels and motels should employ reasonable security measures to head off burglary, assault, vandalism, and violent crime.
Likewise, owners also have a duty to protect you from foreseeable injury that might be caused by hazardous conditions on their properties. Slip and falls, broken bones, head injuries, and other personal injuries are all common on hotel grounds, often because the owner has allowed a dangerous condition to persist for too long.
When you’re injured while visiting a hotel or motel, you deserve to have your voice heard. A premises liability attorney can help you stand up for your rights and recover the fullest compensation available under the law.
Where Do Hotel and Motel Injuries Happen?
Hotel injuries most commonly occur in the following kinds of locations:
- Parking lots
- Parking garages
- Outdoor breezeways or balconies
- Common areas such as lobbies or a lounge
- Grassy or landscaped areas
Vehicle vandalism and hotel-room break-ins are also problems in many hotels. Property owners generally have a duty to protect you from either injury or crime in all of the locations listed above.
A Miami Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a hotel or motel injury, an attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Property owners often try to argue that your injuries were impossible to foresee. Our talented legal team will work tirelessly to counter that claim and ensure that your rights aren’t trampled on.
To schedule a free consultation, please contact our office today.
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