Articles Posted in Health and Safety Reports

Ryan Devon Autry Fatally Injured in Charlotte, NC Parking Lot Shooting.

Ryan Devon Autry Fatally Injured in Charlotte, NC Parking Lot Shooting. (WCNC.com)

Could the shooting at a Charlotte parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire erupted at a Charlotte, NC parking lot Monday evening, March 29, 2021, leaving a man dead.

As reported by CharlotteObserver.com, “[a]round 6:45 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call for an assault with a deadly weapon near the 6400 block of West Sugar Creek Road, near West W.T. Harris Boulevard. They found an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds.”

WCNC.com is reporting, “[t]he victim, identified as 29-year-old Ryan Devon Autry, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Top-100-Trial-Lawyers

FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to 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 and others 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 family of Ryan Devon Autry 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 Ryan Devon Autry 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.

728x90 Justice

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.

Robert McClellan, Brenda McClellan, Ronald Jasper Tragically Lose Lives in Coalport Apartment Carbon Monoxide Accident.

Robert McClellan, Brenda McClellan, Ronald Jasper Tragically Lose Lives in Coalport Apartment Carbon Monoxide Accident. (WeAreCentralPA.com)

Could the deaths of these Coalport apartment residents have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Three people were found dead at an apartment in Coalport, PA on Saturday morning, January 30, 2021.

As reported by IndianaGazette.com, state police were called to “an apparent accident involving carbon monoxide in a second-story apartment at 1305 Main St. in Coalport.”  Per the news report, “State police said a coal furnace at that address malfunctioned, causing carbon monoxide gas to leak into the apartment sometime overnight or early Saturday.”

WeAreCentralPA.com is reporting, “[w]hen the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene they found the three people dead and the apartment on the main street filled with smoke and carbon monoxide.” The Assistant Chief reported “[c]arbon monoxide levels were over 800 parts per million which is very lethal.”  According to the report, “State police identified the victims as 67-year-old Robert McClellan, 57-year-old Brenda McClellan, and 68-year-old Ronald Jasper.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Top-100-Trial-Lawyers

FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Our Legal Take

As the fire department continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of emergency procedures and safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • When was the last furnace and utility inspection performed?
  • When were carbon monoxide detectors last inspected and updated?
  • What safety measures, such as working carbon monoxide detectors and frequent utility inspections, were implemented by the apartment complex owner prior to this incident?

As details of this tragedy continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex owners or managers failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. By law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence. Should the owner or management of the apartment complex be found at fault, the families of Robert McClellan, Brenda McClellan and Ronald Jasper may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss. Financial recovery for such claims could be substantial.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of the deceased victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty carbon monoxide alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the families best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

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 CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

728x90 Justice

Choosing the Right Attorney (CLICK HERE)

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.

Maya Elaine Rogers Identified as Victim in Fatal Raleigh, NC Nightclub Shooting.

Maya Elaine Rogers Identified as Victim in Fatal Raleigh, NC Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at a Raleigh nightclub parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Update: WRAL.com is reporting, “Maya Elaine Rogers, 25, was taken to WakeMed, where she died.”

Gunfire rang out outside a Raleigh, NC nightclub early Friday morning, November 13, 2020, leaving one woman injured.

As reported by WRAL.com, “[o]n Friday before 1 a.m., officers with the Raleigh Police Departments responded to a shooting at 5500 Atlantic Springs Road, in the parking lot outside the Paris Lounge nightclub.”

According to the report, “several shots were fired. One woman was shot and taken to WakeMed with serious injuries.”

The shooting remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

Top-100-Trial-Lawyers

FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub 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? 
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others 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 nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Maya Elaine Rogers 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 Maya Elaine Rogers 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.

728x90 Justice

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.