Could the tragic loss of Anastasia Lowery have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the Ms. Lowery’s family?
Gunfire erupted at a Timmonsville, South Carolina nightclub early Saturday morning, February 23, 2019, claiming the life of one woman. According to WMBFnews.com, “deputies responded around 2:21 am to several 911 calls of a shooting at Mike’s Warehouse, a night club located on East Smith Street in Timmonsville.” One patron was shot and killed during the incident. “Florence County Coroner identified the victim as 30-year-old Anastasia Linette Lowery of Effingham.,” WBTW.com is reporting.
Media outlets report no word of any suspects or arrests.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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?
- Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the facility?
- What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Lowery and others 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 owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Ms. Lowery’s 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 Ms. Lowery’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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