Could the shooting at a Dorchester County bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man was shot at a Dorchester County, SC bar early Thursday morning, February 25, 2021, leaving one man injured.
As reported by ABCNews4.com, “the incident occurred at JC’s Bar and Grill on 3752 Ashley Phosphate Road around 1 a.m.”
Live5News.com is reporting, “[t]he 25-year-old victim was located at Summerville Medical Center where a nurse saw the victim outside trying to get inside the hospital. A report states that when the nurse let him in, he said he had been shot in the foot and told his friends to drop him off.”
According to the report, “a woman was also injured in the incident when she fell while trying to run out of the building after the gunshot was heard.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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