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Brookfield Plaza Shooting Leaves Two Injured.

Brookfield Plaza Shooting Leaves Two Injured. (Fox5DC.com)

Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Springfield News

Gunfire erupted at a Springfield, Virginia shopping Plaza Friday night, March 22, 2019, leaving two people injured. According to WashingtonPost.com, “[t]he incident began shortly before 11 p.m. with a fight at a private party at the Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center…When the fight moved outside, shots were fired.”  The news story reports, “[t]he shots broke windows at Niralla Sweets Restaurant & Banquet Hall…and at the restaurant next door.”  Fox5DC.com is reporting that police “had to use pepper spray to disperse a frantic crowd of around 300 people.”  According to the report, “[a] 29-year-old man was rushed to the hospital that night following the shooting, and a teenager arrived with a gunshot wound later that morning.”

The incident remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises the they are visiting. 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 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?

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, the victims 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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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.

One injured in Shooting Outside Florence Nightclub.

One injured in Shooting Outside Florence Nightclub. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at a Florence nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Florence, South Carolina nightclub early Sunday morning, April 14, 2019, leaving one person injured.  According to WBTW.com, “Sheriff’s deputies received a call at about 1:40 a.m. on Sunday about a shooting at a nightclub at 2049 West Evans Street in Florence.” The news story reports “[o]ne person was receiving medical treatment for what was believed to be a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening.”  SCNow.com is reporting “[i]t is believed that multiple rounds were fired in the club’s parking lot, and two other vehicles in the lot were struck.”

The investigation is ongoing according to the media reports.

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 the victim 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, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

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:  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.

Man Shot and Killed in Mandalay Palms Apartments Shooting.

Man Shot and Killed in Mandalay Palms Apartments Shooting. (NBCdfw.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Dallas apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Dallas, Texas apartment complex Thursday, April 11, 2019, leaving one man dead.  According to NBCdfw.com, “Dallas police responded to a shooting call around 4:56 p.m. April 11 at the Mandalay Palms Apartments.” The news story reports, “[t]he man, who had gunshot wounds to the chest, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.”  The victim has not been identified and no suspects have been arrested according to the media report.

According to a dfw.CBSlocal.com report, Dallas police investigated another homicide at Mandalay Palms Apartments in June of 2017.

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 security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?

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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’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.

OUR RESULTS: 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 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.