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Reported Sexual Assault in Cleveland Parking Garage.

Reported Sexual Assault in Cleveland Parking Garage. (WKYC.com)

Did a security failure contribute to this unconscionable parking garage sexual assault and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

LOCAL NEWS

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted and robbed at a Cleveland, Ohio parking garage, Thursday evening, February 14, 2019.  According to Fox8.com, “it happened at 7 p.m. Thursday at a 630 Prospect Avenue parking garage.”  The news story reports, “a 51-year-old woman said after entering the garage, the suspect attacked and sexually assaulted her. He then forced her into her vehicle before attempting to drive off, crashing the vehicle.”  After crashing, “[t]he man then took property from the woman,” according to the news story.

Cleveland19.com reported on the safety conditions of the garage after the initial sexual assualt.  According to that report, “some levels were well lit, and others were rather dark…[w]e checked out every floor and we couldn’t find any security cameras.”

The investigation is ongoing according to media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Parking garage 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 unconscionable attack may have been prevented.

  • How did the assailant gain entry?
  • Have there been prior incidents on property?
  • What security measures, such as security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the assault? 

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 garage owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and suffering.

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

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.

Joseph Simms Jr. Killed in Da Yellow Sto Shooting.

TJoseph Simms Jr. Killed in Cope Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting death of Joseph Simms Jr. at a Cope nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Simms’ family?

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Cope, South Carolina nightclub early Saturday morning, March 2, 2019, leaving one man dead.  According to TheTandD.com, “[s]omeone called 911 at 4:20 a.m. Saturday to report a shooting incident at Da Yellow Sto, a nightclub located at 2257 Carver School Road in Cope.”  When deputies arrived they found “[t]he victim was on his back on the ground…[d]eputies weren’t able to locate a pulse and determined that the man had a gunshot wound to his head.”  The news story indicates “[t]he victim has been identified as Joseph Simms Jr. of Weatherford Road.”

A suspect has been “charged with murder in the death of Joseph Simms Jr.” according to TheTandD.com.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Does the nightclub 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 Mr. Simms 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 owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Simms’ 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 Mr. Simms’ retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

Our Results:  We’ve Obtained 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 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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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.

Jermaine Marcus Iriarte Killed in Cock Island Bar and Grill Shooting.

Jermaine Marcus Iriarte Killed in Portsmouth Bar Shooting. (WTKR.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of Jermaine Marcus Iriarte and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

A man is dead after being found shot at a Portsmouth, Virginia bar early Tuesday morning, March 5, 2019.

According to Wavy.com, “officers responded to [a bar] on Airline Boulevard just after 1 a.m. Tuesday…[and] found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body.”  The news story reports “medics pronounced the man, later identified as 34-year-old Jermaine Marcus Iriarte, of Portsmouth, dead on scene.”  

The property where this shooting occurred has apparently been in the news before.  According to WKTR.com, the news outlet “has covered two different shootings at this same location,” one incident in April 2017 and one incident in October 2018.

The suspect was arrested according to media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the bar and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • How many prior incidents of violence have been reported on or near the property?
  • Were authorities called before the argument escalated to a shooting? 
  • What security measures, such as bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Iriate 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 bar owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Ms. Iriarte’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 Mr. Iriarte’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out 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.