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Pinelawn Food Market Shooting, St. Louis, MO Leaves One Woman Injured.

Pinelawn Food Market Shooting, St. Louis, MO Leaves One Woman Injured. (KMOV.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted Saturday evening, November 2, 2019 outside a St. Louis, Missouri food market parking lot leaving one woman injured.

As reported by KMOV.com, “[a] woman was shot in the face in the parking lot of the Pinelawn Food Market on Jennings Station Road around 7:00 p.m.”

The victim was taken to a hospital in stable condition and is expected to survive, according to the media report. 

The shooting remains under investigation.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Business and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Did the market have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for her injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect her interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Reginald L. Ward Jr. Killed in Cedar Rapids, IA Gas Station Shooting.

Reginald L. Ward Jr. Killed in Cedar Rapids, IA Gas Station Shooting. (KHAK.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

CLEVELAND NEWS

Gunfire erupted Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019 at a Cedar Rapids, Iowa gas station leaving one man dead.

As reported by TheGazette.com, “Police were called to…[a gas station] at 3134 First Ave. NE at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, where they found [a victim] with life-threatening injuries. Officers also found shell casings.”

According to the report, “[t]he man shot early Wednesday at a convenience store…Reginald L. Ward Jr., 27, of Moline, Ill., died at 4:40 a.m. Thursday at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital.”

KHAK.com is reporting, “[a] preliminary investigation by the CRPD shows a silver vehicle, possibly a 4-door, left the scene of the shooting and traveled west on 1st Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing. 

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Gas Station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any suspicious people or activity on the property prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Reginald L. Ward Jr. may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Reginald L. Ward Jr. retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Liberty Gas Station Shooting in Boynton Beach, Florida Leaves One Man Injured.

Liberty Gas Station Shooting in Boynton Beach, Florida Leaves One Man Injured. (CBS12.com)

Could the shooting at a Boynton Beach gas station have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire reportedly erupted at a Boynton Beach, Florida gas station early Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019, leaving one man injured.

As detailed by PalmBeachPost.com, “[t]he shooting followed a confrontation shortly before 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the Liberty gas station on South Federal Highway at the intersection with Wooldbright Road.”

CBS12.com is reporting, “Fire Rescue crews took the shooting victim to the hospital…”the victim is in the hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his torso.”

The shooting investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Gas station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
  • What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the gas station owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including 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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Click Here to Find Out How to Choose the Right Attorney

DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.