Hotel owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their premises are equipped with reasonable security measures. Creating a secure environment may include practices such as installing additional security cameras, locking side and back doors at all times, training hotel staff to protect guests’ information, and keeping the parking lot well-lit at night.
When a hotel fails to secure its place of business or ignores safety issues, and that failure results in someone suffering rape or sexual battery, that entity deserves to be held accountable under the law. Such negligent behavior should not be allowed to continue.
How can a victim of sexual assault at a hotel get justice for their pain and suffering? They should consult with a negligent/inadequate security attorney who specializes in rape and sexual assault cases.
How Do You Know If You Have a Case?
The only way to know if you have a hotel sexual assault case is to consult a lawyer. They will be able to explain the law regarding premises liability and have the resources and knowledge base to investigate the location.
Here are several examples of situations that could be considered lawsuits involving sexual assault or rape on hotel premises:
- A rideshare driver is allowed to escort an intoxicated passenger to their hotel room, where they then take advantage of the guest.
- A hotel massage therapist, who already has multiple complaints against them, sexually assaults another guest under their care.
- Management ignores an unsafe environment for its staff, allowing them to be verbally and physically abused.
- A hotel employee is raped by a guest, and the staff tries to cover it up.
Can Other Overnight Businesses Be Held Liable?
Hotels aren’t the only place where sexual assaults can occur due to a lack of security. Other businesses that offer overnight stays and can be held liable include (but are not limited to):
- Vacation rentals/AirBnBs
- Bed and breakfasts
- Cruise ships
Atlanta Lawyer for Sexual Assault/Rape Victims
If you’re worried about the cost of talking to a lawyer, don’t be. Most personal injury lawyers (including us) work on a contingency fee basis and provide free consultations to prospective clients.
We know that you have enough to worry about. Your experience has taken a toll on your mental health and physical wellbeing. You deserve to be heard and receive justice for a situation that could have been prevented.
Talking to a lawyer can feel scary and overwhelming. Our legal team at Gary Martin Hays & Associates understands, and we do everything we can to make sure you feel safe and comfortable.
Message us online or call us at (770) 934-8000 to discuss your case so you can get the compassionate legal support you need during this difficult time.