Hotel Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Quality Inn Shooting, Greenville
A man was reportedly shot and injured during an attempted robbery at a Quality Inn hotel in Greenville Wednesday morning, November 11, 2015.
According to FOX Carolina News, the male victim was “in a room at the Quality Inn” with a friend when he “heard a knock at the door and when the door opened two subjects rushed in with guns and the victim struggled with one of the suspects and was shot.”
The victim and his friend were apparently able to flee the scene and seek help at a nearby gas station. He was transported to the hospital with injuries. Police have not yet identified the suspects.
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 to guests of the hotel and whether a potential hotel security breach may hold responsibility in this harrowing assault.
- How did the reported assailants gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, security patrols, bright lighting, in-room door viewers, dead bolt locks, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the shooting?
Generally, hotel owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the hotel owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries. 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. Based upon its prior experience in handling apartment security negligence claims, 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.
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