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Bobby Cook Identified as Victim Shot and Killed at Albuquerque Motel.

Bobby Cook Identified as Victim Shot and Killed at Albuquerque Motel. (KRQE.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this motel shooting 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: According to ABQjournal.com, “[t]he Albuquerque Police Department has identified 40-year-old Bobby Cook as the man shot and killed Tuesday outside a northeast area motel.”

A man was fatally shot at a Albuquerque, New Mexico motel Tuesday night, June 4, 2019.

According to KRQE.com, “[o]fficers responded to reports of a shooting at the Motel 6 on University Blvd where they discovered a male in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his chest.”  The officers rendered aid to the victim while waiting for medical services to arrive.  ABQjournal.com is reporting, “[t]he man succumbed to his injuries after he was transported to the hospital.”

No suspects have been identified according to the media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Motel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the motel 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?
  • Was the motel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols 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 motel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, Bobby Cook’s family 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 Mr. Cook’s  family 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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Private Party at Pepper Pike Restaurant Ends in Gunfire and Leaves 4 People Injured.

Private Party at Pepper Pike Restaurant Ends in Gunfire and Leaves 4 People Injured. (Cleveland19.com)

Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Pepper Pike News

Gunfire erupted at a Pepper Pike, Ohio restaurant Sunday morning, June 2, 2019, leaving four people injured. According to Cleveland19.com, “shots were fired after a private party held at the Europa Restaurant at 30519 Pinetree Road…the shooting happened in the parking lot when the party ended.”  Cleveland.com is reporting, “[s]omeone fired several gunshots in the parking lot, hitting three people…[a] fourth person suffered injuries from shattered glass.”  All four victims suffered non-life threatening injures according to the report.

The incident is still under investigation, no suspects have been detained according to media reports.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the restaurant 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?
  • Was the establishment properly staffed with security personnel for the event?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 restaurant owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 victims 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.

Flagler Pointe Apartments shooting Leaves One Person Injured.

Flagler Pointe Apartments Shooting Leaves One Person Injured. (BayNews9.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a St. Petersburg apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a St. Petersburg, Florida apartment complex Wednesday, May 15, 2019, leaving one person injured.  According to ABCactionNews.com, “the shooting occurred around 8:15 p.m. at the Flagler Pointe Apartments, located at 2540 Roy Hanna Way South.”  The news story reports “[p]aramedics transported one victim to a local hospital…he suffered life-threatening injuries.”  According to BayNews9.com, “[p]olice quickly locked down the scene which took up about three blocks of this community. At least four cars were hit by bullets and many bullet casings were found scattered across the wide shooting scene.”

No suspects have been identified according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the suspect a resident of the apartment complex?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?

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 apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries. 

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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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.