Hotel Guest Attacks IntruderHotel Failed to Secure Room
Lawyer, George Patterson obtained a $75,000 settlement for a Baltimore, Maryland resident that stayed in a hotel in Georgia that was broken into by an intruder. The Baltimore man awoke to find the intruder looking through his wallet. The hotel guest successfully fought the intruder giving him a head wound and a bloody nose. The intruder fled the hotel room leaving behind his DNA and bloody hand prints. After the incident the guest realized that the interior door lock had been removed. An investigation by inadequate security lawyer George Patterson revealed that the intruder was a hotel employee with several felony convictions that was issued a master pass key by the hotel. The lawyer discovered that the hotel employee had removed the interior door lock from the room and disconnected the phone to facilitate the planned theft. George Patterson’s client fortunately escaped injury with the exception of bruised knuckles. The inadequate hotel security lawyer pursued a claim alleging that the hotel security procedures for the hiring and monitoring of hotel employees was inadequate.