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Brandon D. Williams Killed, 10 others injured in South Bend Bar Shooting.

Brandon D. Williams Killed, 10 others injured in South Bend Bar Shooting. (WSBT.com)

Could the shooting at a South Bend bar 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 rang out at a South Bend, Indiana bar early Sunday morning, June 23, 2019, leaving one man dead and 10 other people injured.  According to WSBT.com, “[i]t happened at [a] Pub on E. Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend, near Longfellow Avenue, just east of S.R. 23.”  WNDU.com “has identified the victim shot and killed outside [the] Pub in South Bend as 27-year-old Brandon D. Williams, of Niles.” Ten additional gunshot wound victims have been identified, and were treated at area hospitals according to the WNDU.com report.  Media reports indicate the bar was very busy at the time of the shooting, with a crowd of 75-100 individuals inside and outside the bar.

The shooting remains under investigation, no arrests have been made according to the media outlets.

Our Legal Take

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Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar 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 bar have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • What nightclub 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?
  • Was the bar properly staffed with security personnel for the large crowd?

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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Brandon William’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  In addition, any other injured victim 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 Brandon William’s family and any other injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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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.

Korey Lee Fitzgerald Killed in Greensboro Gas Station Shooting.

Korey Lee Fitzgerald Killed in Greensboro Gas Station Shooting. (MyFox8.com)

Could the shooting death at a Greensboro gas station have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the family of Korey Lee Fitzgerald? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire erupted at a Greensboro, North Carolina gas station Thursday afternoon, June 20, 2019, leaving one man dead.

According to MyFox8.com, “about 1:06 p.m. Thursday, police responded to [a] gas station at 2107 Pyramids Village Boulevard.”  When officers arrived, they found “39-year-old Korey Lee Fitzgerald, of Greensboro, suffering from a gunshot wound.”  WFMYnews2.com is reporting, “[f]irst responders tried to perform life-saving efforts on [Mr.] Fitzgerald, but he died from his injuries.”

Police are searching for suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Gas station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station 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 violent incidents near or on the property?
  • What security measures were present to deter crime and protect Mr. Fitzgerald at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?

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 gas station owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Korey Lee Fitzgerald 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 Korey Lee Fitzgerald 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.

Huntington Hills Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Several People Injured.

Huntington Hills Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Several People Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Memphis apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

MEMPHIS NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Memphis, Tennessee apartment complex Monday night, June 17, 2019, leaving multiple people injured.  According to WREG.com, “[t]he shooting happened just before midnight at the Huntington Hills Apartment complex near the corner of James Road and Jackson Avenue.”  Per the report, “[f]our adults from the apartment complex were located at the Regional Medical Center while a fifth was located in the 3600 block of Austin Peay.”  Fox13Memphis.com is reporting, “[p]eople who live here told FOX13 it was like a war zone…[n]eighbors said they heard 50 to 100 gunshots.”  The media outlets report that residents claim a similar shooting happened around a month ago.  

No suspect has been identified.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex 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:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people 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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and 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.