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Premises Liability – Hotels/Motels

When you’re traveling, there’s no doubt that your hotel room becomes your temporary home. You expect these temporary residences to be secure from intrusion by criminals.

Often, parking garages, hallways, and other common areas are poorly lit or patrolled, inviting in a criminal who depends on darkness. Also, TV cameras aren’t monitored, or exterior locks or fences are inadequate to keep out intruders. In cases like these, there aren’t enough security guards, or they are not properly trained. Criminals can easily enter such places if the hotel ownership has failed to protect their guests.

At Parvey & Frankel, we help crime victims hold motel and hotel operators liable for inadequate security for their guests.  If you or a loved one has been the victim of assault, rape or other violent crime while staying in a hotel or motel, contact our firm today to learn more about your legal rights.

Premises Liability – Unsafe Apartments

When moving into an Apartment complex, it’s important to know whether there is a history of crime. Some apartment owners hide crime history from residents to protect themselves.

Common instances of crime that occur in complexes include:

  • Automobile break-ins
  • Burglaries
  • Petty theft of plants, bicycles, or miscellaneous items
  • Violent crimes such as assault, rape and murder.

Criminals who prey on apartment dwellers take advantage of poor security at these complexes. A burned-out light bulb can turn a breezeway or stairwell into a perfect haven for a criminal; dark parking lots and unfenced areas can aid both the entry and escape of criminals. Inadequate locks on doors and windows can also let criminals into your residence, and leave little or no trace of evidence for the police.

If you or someone you know has been a victim, and you would like to have your questions answered at once, contact our firm today or call us at 239-334-0300 to learn more about your legal rights.

 

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