Premises liability actions against hotel operators by crime victims.

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. Based in Gwinnett County, he handles serious injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Call him for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585.

In and around Atlanta, Georgia, we hear all too often of guests at hotels and motels who are injured as victims of violent crimes that occur on the premises of the hotel. Georgia law allows for holding hotel operators liable for damages suffered by victims on their premises. O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1 provides “where an owner or occupier of land, by express or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his premises for any lawful purpose, he is liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.” Hotel owners and operators are either owners or occupiers of the land they operate their businesses on and owe their guests ordinary care in keeping the hotels safe.

Many hotels have a history of guests being the victims of violent physical and sexual assaults and do not take measures that amount to ordinary care in keeping their guests safe. Victims of these crimes deserve justice not only through the criminal justice system, but civilly as well. There is good reason why the laws of Georgia protect them in both the criminal and civil sides of the law. Physical and emotional injuries can have a great impact on crime victims and can be costly as medical and counseling bills add up. People are usually on business or vacation when using a hotel and simply expect it to be a clean, safe place to rest their heads at night. Hotel operators who turn a blind eye to safety issues can and should be held responsible to their guests.

No one should be a victim of a shooting, physical assault, sexual assault, or any other type of criminal injury at a hotel that has ignored these issues in the past. Attorney Richard Armond, as a Managing Assistant District Attorney in the Gwinnett District Attorney’s Office, prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of these types of crimes on behalf of victims for years. In his own firm, he now provides that experience to victims of these crimes to recover just compensation in premises liability actions.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of a crime or other incident at a hotel or motel in Georgia and you would like to speak with an attorney contact Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation.

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