Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Al Baker Shot, Killed in Donelson Gas Station Robbery
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless shooting? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals who have suffered a tragic loss or sustained an injury as a consequence of negligent security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the Baker family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
61-year-old Al Baker, a Krispy Kreme delivery driver of over 30 years, was reportedly shot and killed during a robbery at a Donelson Mapco gas station Sunday, December 4, 2016.
The Tennessean reports, Nashville police are investigating an early morning “robbery and shooting at Mapco, 465 Donelson Pike.” Authorities apparently told media the gas station robber opened fire on the delivery truck “while fleeing the gas station with cash after the robbery.”
Our Legal Take
Gas station and business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect patrons?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Al Baker may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, as Mr. Baker was apparently working at the time of his death, his family may be entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling both 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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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