Did a security failure contribute to this unconscionable sexual assault and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted and at a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina motel, Monday, May 6, 2019.
According to WBTW.com, ” the victim was in a room at the White Sands Motel on North Kings Highway when [the suspect] entered the room and sexually assaulted her. The victim tried to pull away and that [the suspect] put his hand over her mouth and pinned her to the bed to keep her from leaving.” The victim suffered some injuries as a result of the assault according to the report. WPDE.com is reporting “[the suspect] fled the scene before police arrived, but was found and apprehended a short distance away by responding officers.”
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this unconscionable assault may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence or assault on the property?
- How did the assailant gain entry to the property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the assault?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the motel owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and suffering.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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