In Tallahassee, Florida, local law enforcement is actively investigating a homicide incident that happened on Saturday morning, resulting from gunfire. The incident reportedly occurred near the Motel 6 located at North Monroe Street's 2700 block, where an adult man was shot before half-past midnight on June 10, 2023, as confirmed by the Tallahassee Police Department.
Details of the sequence of events leading up to the shooting remain uncertain, despite a significant number of people being present at the scene. Eyewitnesses expressed deep emotional distress, empathizing with all those affected by the incident.
While no arrests have been made yet, the Tallahassee Police have reassured the public that there is no immediate danger. The investigation remains ongoing, and as new information comes to light, updates will be shared both on-air and online.
Is There Legal Recourse for the Victim of a Shooting at a Hotel in Florida?
If you're victimized by a shooting incident at a hotel in Florida, you may potentially have legal recourse to file a lawsuit. This situation often falls under the category of premises liability, and more specifically, negligent security.
Negligent security claims involve situations where a property owner or manager has failed to provide adequate security measures, leading to a person being harmed on the premises. In the context of a hotel, these security measures could include proper lighting, functioning locks, security cameras, security personnel, or other safety provisions that could deter potential criminal activities.
In Florida, hotel owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their guests. If a shooting incident occurs, the victim can potentially file a lawsuit against the hotel if it can be proved that the hotel failed in its duty to provide reasonable security. This might mean the hotel was aware, or should have been aware, of a potential threat but did not take appropriate measures to prevent it.
To succeed in a negligent security case, the victim must prove that:
- The hotel owed a duty of care to provide reasonable security measures.
- The hotel breached that duty by failing to provide reasonable security.
- The hotel's failure directly caused the victim's injuries.
- The victim suffered damages as a result (like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering).
Keep in mind that these cases can be complex, and you would likely benefit from the services of an attorney experienced in premises liability and negligent security cases. As always, it's important to consult with a legal professional to understand your rights and the best course of action based on the specific circumstances of your case.
Do You Need a Negligent Security Attorney?
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 an experienced 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.
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