Sign Does Not Relieve Hotel of Liability for damages to your Vehicle

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This was taken at a Rodeway Inn located in San Antonio,Texas. The sign indicates that users of the hotel parking lot assume all risk and liability.

Hotel Sign does not relieve hotel of liability for any damages that occur on their property
Hotel Sign does not relieve hotel of liability for any damages that occur on their property

Let’s assume for a moment there was a large and deep pothole in the hotel parking lot and that a patron upon entering the parking lot late at night damaged their car by driving over pothole.
Should the hotel guest be liable for damage done to their vehicle? The answer is both morally and legally an unequivocal NO! Know your rights and do not be intimidated by unfair sign postings.

Jessica M. Karmasek of Legal Newsline can provide much more depth and breadth about your remedies if your vehicle is damaged in a privately owned parking lot.

Laundry establishments are notorious for not compensating their customers for garments damaged or lost at establishment. For example, read the Santa Clarita Laundry Terms of Service(TOS) and you will find that you have to agree to not hold Santa Clarita liable if any of your garments are lost under their care. Santa Clarita is upfront about their policies and you have the right to choose another laundry establishment.

 

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2 comments on “Sign Does Not Relieve Hotel of Liability for damages to your VehicleAdd yours →

  1. If your vehicle or car is burglarized or vandalized in a hotel parking lot, then hotel or motel is NOT responsible unless you can prove their employees did it. Think about it! If you owned hotel, would you want to pay for damages just because it occurred at your source of livelihood? Be accountable and not a punk who always blames others!!

  2. Related is establishments that have a “Watch your Step” sign near a portion of their property that is dangerous or hazardous or any other potentially injury causing feature. Legally, if an area on the premises of a public serving business is inherently unsafe, then no amount of warning signage relieves proprietors of liability.

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