Did negligent security contribute to this motel assault and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
A woman was assaulted at a Dallas, Texas motel early Thursday morning, February 7, 2019.
According to Fox4News.com, the incident happened “just after midnight Thursday at the Ari Motel, near Interstate 20 and Westmoreland Drive in southern Dallas.” Guests at the hotel stated “they heard gunfire…then saw a man running away from the scene,” reports Fox4News.com. One victim was found “lying in a pool of blood in the motel’s parking lot. She was taken to the hospital in serious condition,” according to Fox4News.com.
“Police are not confirming that the woman was shot. They have only said she has injuries from an assault,” according to Fox4News.com. Investigators are still trying to identify a suspect and a motive.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Hotel and 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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