Did negligent security contribute to this Ventura motel sexual assault and are justice and compensation available to the survivor?
Security measures are in question after a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted while sleeping in her room “at the Ventura Beach House Motel on 1220 E. Thompson Blvd.” Friday morning, December 7, 2018, according to KTLA 5.
Police told The Citizens Journal, a man “forced his way into the victim’s motel room and assaulted her while she was sleeping.” A suspect has since been arrested and charged with “forcible rape and burglary.”
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 at the motel and whether this unconscionable assault may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the motel?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, guest screening, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, dead bolts, and visible security patrols, were in place to protect guests and deter crime 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 property manager failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the survivor 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.
We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Hotel Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.
The 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.