Alma Delia Contreras Martinez Stabbed Outside Raleigh Food Lion. Store Security Failure?

Could this unconscionable assault have been prevented?

Local News

36-year-old Alma Delia Contreras Martinez was reportedly stabbed during an attempted robbery outside a Raleigh Food Lion Thursday evening, January 11, 2018.

According to WNCN, a male suspect approached Ms. Martinez “in the parking lot of a Food Lion…and tried to rob her,” around 6:30 p.m. He allegedly “stabbed her three times in the head and three times in the back” before fleeing the scene. The News & Observer reports, Ms. Martinez was transported to Wake Medical Center with “serious, but not life threatening” injuries.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Raleigh parking lot assault? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Store and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this attack may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the store or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Alma Delia Contreras Martinez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Property Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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