Woman Claims She Was Beaten By Prostitutes at W Hotel
Florida authorities are investigating an incident in which a woman was allegedly beaten by prostitutes at the W hotel in South Beach. The woman has filed a federal premises liability suit in connection with the case.
The 34-year-old New Jersey woman alleges that she was attacked by a group of prostitutes in the hotel's lobby during her vacation in January. The woman and her husband had just returned to the hotel after a night out; they passed through the lobby area in an effort to get to their room. On the way, the woman was reportedly slammed into a wall and then thrown to the ground. The woman sustained traumatic injuries and was treated at a local hospital after the event. Even more shocking: Staff members helped the alleged assailants escape by rushing them into waiting taxis.
Lawsuit documents contend that the W hotel promotes prostitution by permitting the women to remain on the premises. This is allegedly supported by other visitors, who have made complaints about the hotel on travel sites and in other forums, according to the woman's attorney.
The woman insists that the attack was unprovoked. She was thrown to the ground by one of the women as she walked through the lobby. The victim's husband, on crutches at the time of the accident, attempted to fend off the attackers with the crutches, even as the prostitutes reportedly escaped. The W hotel has opted not to comment on the pending litigation, according to media reports.
In this case, the woman is seeking financial retribution for premises liability violations from the W hotel. She could recover damages not only to pay for her medical bills, but also for pain and suffering, emotional distress and a variety of intangible claims. If you have been injured at a hotel or other public facility, consider seeking the services of a personal injury attorney. These professionals can help you learn more about your legal options while protecting your courtroom rights.