Did you know that if a hotel has negligent security on the premises when you stay and you suffer injuries as a result that you could be entitled to damages?
Hotel security can pose concerns for managers and owners of hotel properties, particularly as terror risks around the world have been on the rise. Hotels could be found responsible in the event of injuries or assault that happen on the property, and diligent property owners and managers of hotels are doing research to figure out the best way to protect themselves and to avoid these unfortunate incidents that could harm patrons.
Fear of extremist attacks has led to more security measures at resorts and hotels, in most places around the world. But more hotels in the United States are less comfortable intruding on guests’ privacy.
However, the recent Las Vegas shooting attack could lead to better training for hotel staff and greater use of cameras. More aggressive measures such as screening of luggage and guests with X-rays and metal detectors may be more common around the world but are less popular in the United States because of privacy concerns as well as costs. Even though hotels are considered private property, they are very public spaces in the majority of the world.
Hotel operators around the world are increasingly using X-ray machines, vehicle barricades, and armed guards as measures to reduce attack risks. However, the United States lags behind in many of these actions. Many of these hotels in other countries are engaging the services of security contractors to identify their exposure to risk and to take steps to mitigate it and protect patrons, as well as their property.
If you have been injured because of negligent security or other problems caused by the hotel manager or staff, speaking up and talking to a lawyer are strongly recommended. Contact the Law Office of Mark A. Smith immediately at 412-567-9598 or via our online contact form to get started on your case today.
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