Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Triple Shooting Outside Orlando Hotel
Did negligent security contribute to this hotel shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a claim for compensation.
Three people were reportedly injured during a shooting outside the Palace Hotel in Orlando Sunday evening, June 19, 2016.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, “[d]eputies responded to the Palace Hotel at 4919 W. Colonial Drive about 9:15 p.m. to reports of shots fired.” Three victims were apparently discovered at the scene, suffering from gunshot wounds. Two men, 52 and 33, were transported to the hospital with injuries, per media reports.
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting. Recent crime reports reveal significant criminal activity in the area, including several burglaries, assaults, and a shooting.
Our Legal Take
Hotel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the hotel and whether this attack may have been prevented.
What hotel security measures, such as gated-entry, security patrols, bright parking lot lighting, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect hotel guests at the time of the shooting?
- Was hotel management aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner to deter crime?
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 management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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