Rape and Sexual Assault in Hotels and Apartments

Rape Sexual AssaultMost apartment and hotel rapes are preventable if the owners will step up to the plate and spend the money it takes to provide a safe place for their tenants and guests. Some of the most common acts of negligence in hotel and motel rapes can be blamed on:

  • Lack of security gates
  • Lack of adequate lighting in motels, apartments and hotels
  • Missing or malfunctioning window locks
  • Not re-keying deadbolt locks for new tenants
  • Negligent hiring or monitoring of sub-contractors with possible criminal records
  • Master keys lost or not accounted for
  • Failure to notify tenants (new and old) of ongoing criminal activity
  • Failure to secure hotel and motel parking lots and garages from non guests
  • Negligent hiring or screening of employees with room and apartment key access
  • Not changing to digital card key locks for motel and hotel rooms
  • Failure to install digital car keys for exterior door access
  • Negligent building design that allows easy access for criminals
  • Failure to keep automatic security gates in working order
  • Failure to erect security fences tall enough to prevent access over the fence
  • Failure to erect security fences low enough to prevent access under the fence
  • Failure by hotels and motels in not having 24/7 onsite security

If you or a loved one was raped, or sexually assaulted, in an apartment, hotel or motel, please contact our law firm to discuss your legal options immediately.

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