Franklin, TN asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee

Q: My car got broken into and I got robbed due to negligence from the security team at a hotel. Would I win a lawsuit?

They intentionally turned out the security lights and didn't patrol the parking lot, even after it started to get foggy.

My wife's grandmother died the same day, so it was an emotionally taxing day.

I tried to reason with them, but they will not budge. I'm so pissed off that I want to sue them for the stolen property and for the emotional toll their negligence caused for us.

Do I have any sort of a case? I still haven't posted the story (to slam them from a customer service standpoint) so I still have that as an option.

I mentioned that to the VP of security and he threatened me. "I would be very careful putting this on the internet if I were you" were his exact words.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Would you win? Who knows. You may have a case for negligence and other tort claims against the hotel. But you would have to prove that they didn't provide proper security or were otherwise negligence and that they breached their duty of care and caused you to suffer damages.

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