Can Victims of Hotel Assault Seek Justice and Compensation?

HotelOpenDoor-300x211Hotel owners are required by law to protect their patrons from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a hotel owner by aware of prior violence on or near their property, they have a duty to take security precautions to deter such crime in the future and to provide a safe and secure premises for their guests.

The Portland Police Bureau has published a guide to help hotel owners to deter criminal activity and protect guests on their property.

PPB’s Crime Prevention in Overnight Lodging Tips:

  • Install outdoor lighting and remove “hiding places”
  • Control traffic flow and access
  • Control and monitor building entrances
  • Install a video monitoring system
  • Keep exterior looking clean and fresh; Maintain room; Remove graffiti; Repair vandalism
  • Require all guests and visitors to register with two pieces of I.D.
  • Establish a relationship with local law enforcement

Read full PPB guide to innkeeper crime prevention here.

Guest Rights and Hotel Responsibility

Hotel guests have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. By law, hotel owners have a duty to protect guests from any foreseeable harm.

Hotel owners are encouraged to implement property security precautions and preventative measures, such as those outlined above, to protect guests and reduce property violence, injuries and deaths.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Hotel Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:



If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

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