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Can I Sue the Property Owner if I Was Assaulted at a Hotel?

Negligent security claims are complex. Recently, we handled a case where the client wanted to know, “Can I sue the property owner if I was assaulted at a hotel?” Here is some information about property owner liability when it comes to these types of injuries. Contact our experienced Utah personal injury attorneys to learn more.

Can I Sue the Property Owner if I Was Assaulted at a Hotel? | What to Do

If you were assaulted at a hotel in the state of Utah, you may have a claim against the hotel owner, the hotel operator, or others. If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of that type of incident, you should make sure that, first, you’re getting the medical treatment that you need. Get yourself healthy and take care of your injuries. If you think there’s a claim there, you should talk to an attorney who has experienced that type of claim and follow up and see if, in fact, you have a claim and what you can do about that claim. You may also have a criminal lawsuit against the assailant themselves. However, it is important to know that multiple parties can be held liable for these types of injury claims.

Can I Sue the Property Owner if I Was Assaulted at a Hotel? | Negligent Security Claims

In the state of Utah, if you’re injured on someone else’s property, that doesn’t make them responsible automatically. In order to have a claim against, say, a drug store that you go into, the drug store would have to be negligent in some activity that results in you getting hurt. For example, if they know there’s a lot of crime there and they don’t have security, or their security is inadequate, and you’re injured as a result of that, you may have a claim against that drug store for the inadequate security that was provided or the lack of security that may have been provided. Each of these cases depends on the specific facts of the case and what people knew or should have known, but it’s a potential claim.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to inadequate security at a hotel and have questions about recovering compensation? Contact our dedicated Utah negligent security attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.