Don Lee Injured Chesapeake Pizza Restaurant Robbery and Shooting; Will Victim Seek Justice, Compensation?

Could this violent Chesapeake Pizza Hut robbery have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Don Lee?

Local News

38-year-old Don Lee was shot and injured during an attempted robbery in a Chesapeake restaurant parking lot January 9, 2019.

According to WAVY 10, Mr. Lee and a woman were “approached by an armed suspect as they were leaving work…at a Pizza Hut.” The assailant “ordered them back inside the store and demanded money from the safe.” Mr. Lee suffered a gunshot wound to the neck during the course of the robbery. His current condition has not been released.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant employees and parking lot 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons and employees 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 parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those who work and visit its premises, Don Lee may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries. Additionally, as Mr. Lee was apparently working at the time of the shooting, he may be entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence and workers’ compensation 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.

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