Apartment/Hotel Rapes or Attacks Lawyer
As a resident of an apartment complex or hotel, you deserve a reasonable amount of protection from violence. Apartment building and hotel owners have an obligation to maintain safe facilities, including providing reasonable security. Rapes and attacks that are perpetrated in hotels and apartment buildings often could have been prevented with safety and security measures by the property owner. In some cases, victims of attacks or rapes may be able to seek damages from property owners if a hotel or apartment building has little or poor security.
Criminals that are sexual predators or seek to inflict harm look for easy access to victims. Whether in the Tampa, Key West or Orlando areas, a hotel or apartment building that does not have adequate lighting, security cameras or restricted entrances may be alluring to these violent criminals. Residents or visitors to these poorly maintained buildings may be at risk of attack due to lack of security. Under premises liability laws, the owners of hotels and apartment buildings without adequate security may be liable for injuries from rape or attacks.
Injuries Caused by Preventable Attacks
Rape or attack victims may suffer from a variety of injuries, physically, emotionally and mentally. Physically, they may endure fractures, stab wounds, gunshot injuries and contusions caused by the attack. In addition, many survivors of rape or attacks may experience anxiety, depression and fear. Some victims may have post-traumatic stress syndrome, or PTSD. These injuries can come at a high cost, both in tangible financial damages and the pain and suffering from the emotional and physical trauma.
If you were a victim of an attack or rape at an unsafe hotel or apartment building in Florida, you may be able to seek damages through a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. To discuss your claim, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, and schedule a free consultation.