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Could the tragic loss of this teenage boy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Brown’s family?

Local News

Security measures are in question following the death of 17-year-old Daquayaon Lavar Brown, fatally shot outside a Charlotte motel Tuesday night, October 9, 2018.

According to FOX 46, gunfire erupted “in the parking lot of a Motel 6 located at 4416 South Tryon Street.” Mr. Brown was transported to Presbyterian Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries early Wednesday morning. Police are still searching for suspects and a motive, per WSOCTV 9 reports.

Our Legal Take

Motel guests 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.

  • What parking lot security measures, such as guarded-entry, bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Brown 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 motel or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Brown’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 the victim’s family 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 Hotel Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The 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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HotelOpenDoor-300x211In August 2018, ABC 7 reports, a woman was raped inside a Las Vegas hotel room. Only weeks later, KTNV reports, another woman suffered a sexual assault in a different Las Vegas hotel. The unconscionable attacks raise questions over hotel security measures in the Las Vegas area.

While guest safety is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner and management, hospitality industry leaders urge travelers to take precautions to protect themselves. Meetings Today recently collaborated with female business travel experts to develop “safety tips for women in order to avoid sexual harassment and assault while on the road.”

  • If possible, request to have a room that is not at the end of a long hallway.
  • When heading to your room, pay attention to who’s in the elevator with you….If you notice someone get off at the same floor as you, try to maneuver to where that individual is walking ahead of you and never behind you.
  • Try to choose hotels that have taken care to meet female travelers’ needs with features such as a female-only floor and a closed-circuit camera inside the room to see who’s knocking at the door.
  • Do not share your room number….Make sure to double lock your room door from the inside.
  • Do not arrange out-of-hours meetings in your hotel room (after the event is over, for example). Always try to get together at a coffee shop, restaurant, etc.

Read the complete list of travel safety tips at Meetings Today.

Guest Rights and Hotel Responsibility

By law, hotel owners have a duty to provide a safe and secure premises and to protect their guests from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a hotel owner be aware of prior criminal activity on or near property, they have a duty to take additional security precautions to deter future crime and to protect guests. Should a hotel owner or manager fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any sexual assaults, injuries, or deaths which occur as a consequence.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Hotel 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 we 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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