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This video features Mark Choate, a Criminal Law attorney based in Alaska.
Can a hotel be held responsible if a guest is hurt or assaulted while on their property? We ask Alaska lawyer Mark Choate for an Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.
They're responsible to have safe premises, and so if a guest, let's say the door locks are not good or the security fails to allow someone to be able to gain access into someone's room, you can have a liability against the hotel. If there are dangerous conditions in the hotel, which include everything from maybe windows that don't meet code and someone falls out, or a dangerous pool that is not marked properly, or a restaurant that provides bad food that causes food poisoning or injury. Hotels can all be held responsible for things like that when they injure guests.
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