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Justin Harper Killed in Orlando Rental Car Facility Parking Lot Shooting.

Justin Harper Killed in Orlando Rental Car Facility Parking Lot Shooting. (WFTV.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this 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

Gunfire erupted Saturday evening, August 24, 2019 outside an Orlando, Florida rental car facility near the Orlando International Airport leaving one man dead.

As reported by WFTV.com, “[o]fficers were called to [a]…Rent-A-Car [facility] on Hangar Boulevard just after 7 p.m. Saturday for reports of shots fired.”

When officers arrived they found the victim with a gun shot wound.

According to OrlandoSentinel.com, “Justin Harper, 26, was taken to the hospital,” where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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 there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Justin Harper at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the management aware of any suspicious activity or person on 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, Justin Harper’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 Justin Harper’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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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.

Virginia Beach Parking Lot Attempted Robbery Leaves One Woman Shot and Injured.

Virginia Beach Parking Lot Attempted Robbery Leaves One Woman Shot and Injured. (WAVY.com)

Could the shooting at a Virginia Beach parking lot 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 rang out at a Virginia Beach, Virginia parking lot early Monday morning, August 19, 2019, leaving one woman shot and injured.

As reported by WAVY.com, “a woman was shot during a robbery on Jeanne Street in Virginia Beach early Monday morning.”

According to the report, ” two males approached the woman in a parking lot in the 4700 block of Jeanne Street, off Kellam Road, around 1:35 a.m.”

13NewsNow.com is reporting, “[o]ne of the suspects shot the woman during the robbery before they both got away.”

a resident told 13NewsNow “the complex has security guards. However, someone has to call them for security to show up.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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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 parking lot 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 parking lot have adequate security in place at the time of the robbery?
  • 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 robbery?

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.

Julius Sampson Jr. Shot and Killed at Hanes Mall Restaurant.

Julius Sampson Jr. Shot and Killed at Hanes Mall Restaurant. (WFMYnews2.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this 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

Gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon, August 6, 2019 outside a Winston-Salem, North Carolina restaurant leaving one man dead.

According to WXII12.com, Julius Sampson Jr., 32, was fatally shot after a disturbance took place inside…[a] restaurant that turned into an altercation at about 3:40 p.m….The restaurant is located at 192 Hanes Mall Circle.”.”  

As reported by WFMYnews2.com, “an argument started inside of the business, and the fight spilled out to the parking lot…at some point during the argument, [the suspect] pulled out a handgun and killed [Mr.] Sampson.”  

The suspect has been arrested and was found to be intoxicated when he was arrested, according to the report.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Business 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 were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Did the restaurant attempt to de-escalate the argument 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 victim’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 the victim’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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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.