Inadequate Security Claims Attorney in Phoenix

Arizona Inadequate Security Lawyer

When Holidays Go Wrong

Vacations ordinarily foster rest and relaxation. However, when a resort fails to provide adequate security measures to protect its guests and they are injured, it can be liable for the injuries and damages which occur. Most resorts are complex properties which can present a great number of security concerns. They offer a wide variety of activities which require a number of staff workers, they have multiple access points, cater to vulnerable tourists not familiar with the area and often their guests are comparatively wealthy with large amounts of cash and jewelry. Many of their guests risk becoming victims of crimes.

Negligence By Staff

Cases alleging negligent security at a resort have much in common with other types of negligent security litigation, but they also involve issues unique to resorts in general; and to each resort location. Under the common law, a resort owes it guest the legal duty to protect them from all “dangers of which it was aware or in the exercise of reasonable care should have been aware.” This means all dangers which were reasonably foreseeable at the time of injury. The environment of resorts presents certain challenging problems for security. Most resorts serve alcohol which often encourages disorderly conduct or impairs people’s ability to protect themselves. Guests often let their guard down because they want to be carefree on their vacation and are meeting new people with whom they will have less accountability for their conduct. It’s the old “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” attitude, but oftentimes it may backfire.

The liability of a resort can be based on a resort’s lack of adequate procedures as well as its own failure to comply with its own standards, even when they are sufficient on their face. Negligence cases against resorts also often require adding parent corporations, subsidiaries, franchisees or other related entities as defendants to make certain the financially responsible party is included and the claimant avoids what is known as “empty chair defense.”

Inadequate Policies & Procedures Or Enforcement Thereof

Claims which are often made are lack of proper policies and procedures, failure to follow procedures in place, failure to employ qualified guards and to train them properly, failure to arm guards or to do background investigations on them, failure to secure premises with adequate locks or key cards and failure to install closed circuit TV networks. We have highly qualified investigators , experienced expert witnesses to prove negligence and causation and substantial resources to commit to your case. In most cases, we work under a contingency fee agreement, which means you owe us nothing for our attorney’s fees unless and until we recover on your behalf.

You may be entitled to recover for your:

  • Pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and interference with familial relationships
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Wrongful death
  • Emotional distress
  • Past, present and future medical bills
  • Lost wages, future earnings and earning capacity
  • … and other general damages.

How Our Phoenix Inadequate Security Lawyer Can Help

We are experienced in claims involving injuries and even deaths caused by inadequate security in hotels and resorts and will make sure the claim investigation is completed correctly. We can also refer you to excellent medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor on your own. Many of our doctors agree to work on a lien basis. We also have years of experience in dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance defense attorneys. Insurance companies are often stingy these days and it is very difficult for victims to successfully represent themselves.

We handle many resort inadequate security cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us anything unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. Contact us for a consultation with our personal injury attorneys – our attorneys are available to visit you in the hospital or in your home as well as in our offices. We will discuss your case with you, free of charge. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.

Contact Us for A Free Initial Consultation And For First-rate Legal Representation

If you have been injured in an inadequate security case relating to a resort and want first-rate legal representation, please contact the Law Offices of William D. Black at 602-265-2600 or 844-224-0054 or e-mail us at or complete this form online.


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