Articles Posted in Parking Lot Crime

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(Consumer Reports)

Parking facilities present inherent security challenges as they frequently occupy a large space with low levels of activity and numerous hiding places for would-be attackers. While parking facility owners are required by law to protect patrons from any foreseeable harm, Consumer Reports, urges patrons to take security precautions of their own.

  1. Choose Your Parking Spot Wisely: The closer to the mall entrance, the better. It is typically the most populated area of the parking lot. It is also the best lit.
  2. Lock It Up
  3. Out of Sight, Out of (the Criminal’s) Mind: Bags or expensive items of any ind should be put in the back and out of sight of would-be-criminals. A dark blanket or large towel can help conceal precious cargo.
  4. Have a Plan: Getting lost in the parking lot is a surefire way to make you easy prey. People are easily distracted when staring at a phone, so look occasionally, and be aware of your surroundings the rest of the time.
  5. Avoid Strangers: Be wary of strangers who approach you in the parking lot. Have your keys in one hand and your cell in the other in case you need to call 911.

Read a complete list of safety tips at Consumer Reports.

Victims of Parking Facility Violence: Know Your Rights

Parking lot and parking garage patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a parking facility owner have knowledge of prior violence on or near property, they have a responsibility to implement additional security precautions to protect patrons and deter such crime. Should a parking facility owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Could the loss of this Jupiter grandfather have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Fairman’s family?

Local News

Security measures are in question after 77-year-old Bernard Leonard Fairman was fatally shot during a “strong-armed robbery outside the Stein Mart clothing store at the Shoppes at Oakbrook plaza,” September 11, 2018, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Palm Beach Gardens police told CBS 12 Mr. Fairman “was unable to speak after the attack and died a few days [later] of his injuries.” Police are still searching for a suspect.

Our Legal Take

Store and parking lot 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? What security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons 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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Bernard Fairman’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 Property 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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Could this senseless loss of life have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Thurman’s family?

Local News

Security measures are in question after 21-year-old Isaac Thurman was shot and killed in a Stockton shopping center parking lot Monday, August 28, 2018.

According to The Stockton Record, gunfire erupted “in the 3400 block of Manthey Road,” shortly after 10 p.m. Responding officers discovered Mr. Thurman “in a shopping center parking lot in Weston Ranch.” Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

A separate Manthey Road parking lot shooting claimed the life of 18-year-old Ruben Cisneros in April 2018, per FOX 40 reports. The losses of these of two young men raise grave concerns over parking lot security measures in Weston Ranch.

Did negligent security contribute to this parking lot shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Thurman’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in California, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Store and parking lot 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.

  • What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented by the parking lot owner, following media reports of prior gun violence in the surrounding area?

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 parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Isaac Thurman 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 Property 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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