Was This Fatal Houston Parking Lot Shooting Preventable?
A shooting outside of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant reportedly claimed the life of Marquiet Davis and left another man injured Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
According to ABC 13, “[t]he shooting happened in the parking lot of a Carl’s Jr. in the 15200 block of Wallisville Road.” Mr. Marquiet was apparently inside a vehicle when gunfire erupted in the parking lot. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
A second victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital, per The Houston Chronicle reports. His identity and current condition have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to the death of Marquiet Davis? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims and their families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant 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 tragic shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions, such as surveillance cameras, security patrols and bright lighting, 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims his wrongful death. Additionally, the other victim of this horrific attack may also elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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