Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Dollar General Customer Shot, Injured
A customer was reportedly shot and injured during a robbery at the Dollar General in La Porte Sunday night, January 16, 2016.
Click2Houston reports, two armed men robbed the Dollar General on Fairmont Parkway, around 9:00pm. One of the assailants apparently assaulted an employee and demanded money from the register while another “spotted a customer hiding behind a shelf and shot him once in the torso.”
The victim’s identity and condition have not been released. Police are still searching for the assailants.
Our Legal Take
Store patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to the patrons of the store and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What store security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the store owner or management?
Generally, property owners and operators are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim. Based upon its prior experience in handling property security negligence claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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