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My Place Bar Shooting, Columbia, SC, Leaves One Man Injured.

My Place Bar Shooting, Columbia, SC, Leaves One Man Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at a Columbia bar 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 Columbia, South Carolina bar early Sunday morning, September 15, 2019, leaving one man injured.

As reported by TheState.com, “[d]eputies were responding to a shots fired call at about 3:30 a.m., when they were informed the shooting occurred at My Place Bar…in the 7700 block of Claudia Drive.”

According to WIStv.com, “Upon arrival, officials found the victim had been taken to a local hospital before deputies arrived.”

The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.

According to TheState.com, there was a shooting reported at this same bar in August 2017 and a stabbing in February 2017.

Our Legal Take

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Bar and Restaurant 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 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 bar 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 his 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 his 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.

Bigelow's Bar and Grill Shooting, Atlanta, Leaves One Person Injured.

Bigelow’s Bar and Grill Shooting, Atlanta, Leaves One Person Injured. (11Alive.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting 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 erupted early Thursday morning, September 5, 2019 at an Atlanta, Georgia bar and grill leaving one person injured. 

As reported by 11Alive.com, the shooting “happened at Bigelow’s Bar and Grill off Gresham Road around 2 a.m.”

According to the report, “[p]olice said a fight broke out inside of the bar and it led to the [person] being shot in the leg.”

CBS46.com reports the victim “was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”

A suspect has been taken into custody according to the media reports.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Bar and restaurant 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?
  • Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious persons on property prior to the shooting? 
  • Does the bar have a protocol for checking guests for deadly weapons prior to entering into the establishment?

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 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 victim 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 404.842.1600. 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.

Julio Cesar Gamez-Contreras Killed in Austin Bar Shooting, Two Others Injured.

Julio Cesar Gamez-Contreras Killed in Austin Bar Shooting, Two Others Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.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 early Sunday morning, August 11, 2019 outside an Austin, Texas bar leaving one man dead and two others injured.

According to KVUE.com, “[a]t 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, APD received a shots fired call…[a] Bar parking lot on Lamar Boulevard at Masterson Pass, just north of Rundberg Lane.”

When officers arrived they found three men with gunshot wounds.  

KXAN.com is reporting that an argument “may have started over a girl or alcohol…and it quickly escalated into a physical fight.”

The group was kicked out of the bar when they began throwing chairs and tables.

According to the report, “The fight continued in the parking lot and a security guard came out and shot pepper spray at the brawling groups until they dispersed.”

As the three victims were leaving in their car, a truck pulled up and blocked the victims car and began shooting at the victims, hitting the victims.

As reported by KXAN.com, “Julio Cesar Gamez-Contreras was pronounced dead at the scene after medical personnel tried to revive him with CPR and other life-saving measures.”

The other two men were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas with non life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Bar and restaurant 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 victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the restaurant aware of any suspicious activity on property prior to the shooting?
  • Did the bar notify authorities after the argument esculated?

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, Julio Cesar Gamez-Contrera’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  In addition, any injured 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 Julio Cesar Gamez-Contrera’s family and any injured 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.