Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Beaumont restaurant parking lot and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire erupted outside a Beaumont, TX restaurant Tuesday afternoon, November 10, 2020 leaving one man injured.
As reported by KFDM.com, “Police responded to the shooting call at about 12:50 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the China Star Buffet, 4260 Dowlen Road.”
According to the report, “a restaurant patron was outside by his vehicle on the phone when a man pulled up to him in the parking lot. Officers believe the suspect robbed the victim, shot him, then removed personal belongings from him.”
The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. 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:
- 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 or near the the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the restaurant 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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and 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.
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