Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Young Father Killed Outside Phoenix Strip Mall
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young father? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation
18-year-old Juan Diaz was reportedly shot and killed outside a West Valley strip mall Saturday, October 8, 2016.
According to FOX 10 News, the shooting occurred “early Saturday morning near 67th avenue and Bethany Home road.” Mr. Diaz was apparently in the driver seat of a vehicle when gunfire erupted in the parking lot. 17-year-old Victoria Salinas was apparently in the passenger seat at the time of the shooting. It is unclear whether she suffered any injuries during the shooting. She and Mr. Diaz welcomed “a baby boy just 5 months ago,” per FOX 10 reports.
Our Legal Take
Shopping center and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure on the property that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the parking lot 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 protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the parking lot owner to deter crime?
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 strip mall parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Juan Diaz may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
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.
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