Could the senseless loss of this young father have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Lewis’ family?
Gunfire erupted “outside of the Hibiscus nightclub” in Sunrise Sunday morning, January 27, 2019, claiming the life of 22-year-old Akeano Lewis, according to NBC 6.
Family members told NBC 6, Mr. Lewis “moved to South Florida from Jamaica five years ago for a better life. He leaves behind a three-year-old son.”
Police are still searching for suspects and a motive, per Sun-Sentinel reports.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Lewis 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 nightclub or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Lewis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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