On Friday, February 17, 2023, there was a shooting at a motel on Dix Ellis Trail in the Baymeadows neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the incident at around 3:50 p.m. Upon arriving, they found a man outside a motel room with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to the hospital by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, but unfortunately, he died from his injuries. The Sheriff's Office is currently working to make an arrest in connection to the shooting.
Shootings at Motels and Negligent Security Cases in Florida
Shootings at motels are unfortunately not a rare occurrence in Florida. In many cases, these incidents are the result of inadequate security measures that fail to protect guests from harm. Negligent security cases may arise when a motel owner fails to provide adequate security measures to prevent crimes from occurring on their premises.
Victims of these incidents may be entitled to compensation for their injuries or losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In some cases, motel owners may be held liable for damages resulting from a shooting if they failed to provide adequate security measures, such as security cameras, proper lighting, or trained security personnel.
It is important to note that while motel owners are not responsible for every crime that occurs on their property, they have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their guests. Failure to do so can result in devastating consequences for innocent victims.
Do You Need a Negligent Security Lawyer?
If you’ve been the victim of a violent criminal attack on the property of a business, like a hotel, motel, apartment complex, restaurant, gas station, convenience store, or bar, you should speak with a skilled and aggressive Florida negligent security lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to compensation. You can contact us online or you can call our downtown Orlando, Florida law office at (321) 352-7588 to schedule your consultation.
If you need a South Carolina personal injury lawyer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (843) 638-6590. We have at least one lawyer licensed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. So, if you’ve been injured in the Southeast, we have you covered. Don’t hesitate to call us if you need us.
For more information on personal injury cases in general, you can download our free personal injury guide: P.I. 101: Your Quick Guide to Personal Injury Claims.