Could this shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Fort Worth News
Gunfire erupted at a Fort Worth, Texas game room Wednesday morning, July 10, 2019, leaving one woman injured. According to DallasNews.com, a woman was shot outside a Fort Worth game room and police believe it was an attempted robbery. Per the report, “[t]he woman was found around 1:40 a.m. outside the game room in the 2600 block of Azle Avenue in northwest Fort Worth.” As reported by Star-Telegram.com, the victim was taken to a local hospital and suffered serious injuries in the shooting.
The shooting remains under investigation, no suspects have been identified according to the media reports.
Our Legal Take
Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the game room is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this assault may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was the establishment properly staffed with security personnel?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of 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 business owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for her 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 her interests.
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