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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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Did a security failure contribute to this senseless loss of life?

Gunfire erupted outside a San Antonio motel Friday morning, April 20, 2018, claiming the life of 33-year-old Robert Serna.

According to KSAT 12, the shooting occurred “toward the back parking lot of Motel 6, near Interstate 37 and Hot Wells.”  Mr. Serna was shot multiple times during what appears to have been an “ambush,” per MySanAntonio reports. The media report indicates a female suspect approached Mr. Serna while two “hiding suspects…were waiting to attack.”

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless San Antonio motel shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the family of Robert Serna may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Hotel 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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Media reports indicate the suspects were “hiding” prior to the fatal parking lot “ambush.” What parking lot security measures, such as fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect guests at the time of the shooting? 

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 hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Robert Serna may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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 recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a Hispanic 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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Could this senseless loss of life have been prevented?

Local News

Gunfire broke out in two separate incidents at a Columbia apartment complex Sunday night, March 18, 2018, claiming the life of 36-year-old Brian Jovon Rogers and leaving a teenager injured.

According to The State, the fatal shooting “occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the 200 block of Berryhill Road in Columbia.” Mr. Rogers was discovered by responding officers in the complex parking lot. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries.

Officers apparently responded to “the same location” for a “different shooting” earlier in the evening, per FOX 57 reports. A teenage boy was injured in the first incident. His identity and condition have not been released.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and 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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?

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 apartment complex owner or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Brian Jovon Rogers may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the young victim of the first shooting may pursue legal claims for his injuries.

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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment 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 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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