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Woman Shot and Injured in Darlington County Nightclub Shooting.

Woman Shot and Injured in Darlington County Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at a Darlington County nightclub 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 Darlington County, South Carolina nightclub early Thursday morning, June 7, 2019, leaving one woman injured.  According to WPDE.com, “the incident occurred in the early morning hours at Studio 54 on Timmonsville Highway.”  According to the news story, “there were reports of gunfire, but deputies were unable to locate a victim or a suspect.”  A short time later, a woman arrived at the hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot wound and ” investigators believe she was shot at the club,” WPDE.com reports.  The investigation is ongoing according to the media report.

WMBFnews.com reported on a shooting at this location in August 2017.

Our Legal Take

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Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub 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 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 the victim 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 nightclub 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 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 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.

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.

Keshawn Deion Parler Drowns in Columbia, South Carolina Apartment Complex Pool.

Keshawn Deion Parler Drowns in Columbia, South Carolina Apartment Complex Pool. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did a safety procedure failure contribute to this Columbia apartment drowning and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. 

Columbia, SC News

Apartment safety measures are under scrutiny following the tragic drowning of a man at a Columbia, South Carolina apartment complex pool Tuesday night, May 28, 2019.  According to ColaDaily.com, “[t]he incident occurred at Hunters Ridge Apartments, located at 1079 Springhouse Drive in Columbia, at 8:50 p.m.”  Per the report, “Keshawn Deion Parler, 20, of Currituck Drive in Columbia, jumped into a swimming pool.”  He then at some point started experiencing difficulties and “had to be pulled from the pool and was transported by Richland County EMS to Lexington Medical Center.”  He was pronounced dead at 9:45pm according to the report.  An autopsy was performed and the cause of death was asphyxiation due to drowning reports TheState.com.

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 safety provided at the pool on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What safety measures were taken by the apartment complex owner and management to protect residents at the pool? 
  • Is the pool in compliance with federal and local laws and regulations.
  • Was life-saving equipment such as life rings and reaching poles easily accessible.
  • Were water safety rules posted in a visible area for adults and children to review?

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 and management failed to provide adequate safety measures to protect those on its premises, the family of the Keshawn Deion Parler may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling safety 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 safety case, it is imperative that Keshawn Deion Parler’s family 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 a long history of representing victims of safety 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.