Are the hotels you stay at safe?
Hotels are huge business in Florida. Thousands and thousands of visitors come in and out of south Florida every day. One would imagine that hotels would be tuned into the facts; the security in today’s world is an important aspect to their business model. However, our firm continues to get calls and take cases where hotels have failed to properly secure their business. Visitors have been harmed, hurt, raped and killed because hotels fail in the most basic of security responsibilities. Our advice is to choose your hotel wisely. Many times the larger brand names are the better choice for a quick stay, if you haven’t had time to investigate that charming bed and breakfast or small motel. Neighbors are important. Don’t stay in a questionable neighborhood or an industrial location if you can travel to a higher economic area and stay. The extra $20 per night may save your life. Most hotels have video surveillance. If you are hurt or become the victim of crime at hotel, call an attorney quickly so they can force the hotel to keep the video evidence secure. Finally, remember to lock your door at night. Most doors lock behind them, but don’t take it for granted. Make sure you are safe when you stay anywhere.