Tourists at Miami Beach’s The Parisian Hotel on Collins Avenue were robbed at gunpoint inside their hotel room, reports The Miami Herald. The couple had returned to the hotel around midnight Sunday and found two men burglarizing their hotel room. The robbers took their personal belongings, cash, car keys, and their brown Dodge Avenger. Tipsters should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
The couple was lucky – this could have turned out much worse. Inadequate premises security is too often the culprit in personal injury cases that occur in tourist destinations. Inadequate security and premises liability lawsuits usually involve criminal assaults and violent crime due to negligent security, insufficient lighting, inadequate security equipment, inadequate security personnel, or other causes. The law governing these cases is derived from the general principle that those who own or possess property have a duty to protect users from accidental, negligent, and intentional acts of third parties.
ResortTorts are cases of civil liability for negligent or criminal acts that arise out of a resort, vacation or recreational setting. involve aspects of hotel and motel safety, cruise ship litigation, pleasure boating and jet ski incidents, amusement and theme park liability, aquatic, diving and swimming incidents, foreign travel and medical emergencies, gaming and casinos, aviation (commercial and general), rental car liability, moped, bicycle and motorcycle safety, buses and tour guides, travel industry liability for crime victims, and medical care provided to vacationers. ResortTorts can encompass a vast array of types of cases but they all have one thing in common: tourists, business travelers and locals alike are all exposed to risk while traveling, vacationing or engaging in resort or pleasure activities.