Orlando negligent security lawyers are looking into the shooting death of a man at a Cocoa Beach hotel last week to see if the death could have been prevented with better conditions on the property or improved security.
Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in robberies, attacks, rape or assaults on premises owned or operated by businesses. The owners of these properties may be held liable if the crime could have been anticipated or prevented with more adequate security.
A business that fails to maintain proper lighting or security personnel, or doesn’t address issues after a prior crime can serve as an invitation for future crimes. This may be due to the owners or operators putting profits before the safety of patrons.
Attacks due to negligent security can occur at hotels, restaurants, bars, apartment complexes, shopping centers, school campuses or at work.
In this case, an unidentified man was shot at the Fawlty Towers Motel a few blocks from the beach in Cocoa Beach last Friday.
Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots outside of their rooms around 11:20 am. Police came quickly to the scene but were unable to save the victim.
Police have yet to disclose the identity of the victim or whether he was a patron of the hotel. However, a witness estimated he was around 19 years old. They also reportedly have no suspect or description of the attacker, although a manager stated someone had fled the scene.
It is unknown whether prior acts of violence or threats had occurred on the hotel premises before, or whether they took the necessary steps to protect patrons. Authorities continue to investigate the incident.
If you or a family member were injured in an attack on the premises of a Florida hotel, theme park or business, and would like more information about your rights for a claim for negligent security, contact the firm of Riley Allen Law today.