Q: Can I sue a hotel for their valets physically attacking my car after I struck parked vehicles?
I damaged my steering making a u turn and pulled into a hotels parking lot. When I tried to back out I struck parked vehicles. Two valets attacked my car by banging on it with flashlights. I ended up running away from scene out of fear. This ended up costing me legal, emotional and financial damages. Can I hold the hotel responsible?
A: I doubt that you would prevail. You began the incident when you struck other vehicles. It appears that you were at fault and that the valets acted reasonably. Make sure you notify your insurance carrier.
You can always sue, but whether or not you would win is another matter. It does sound like you may have instigated the events, so it may be a difficult lawsuit. I would contact a local attorney and discuss the details and see what the attorney advises. Best of luck to you.
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