Could the senseless loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Francis’ family?
26-year-old Matthew Francis was “shot to death outside a…gas station in Richmond” Sunday, November 5, 2018, according to ABC 36.
Kentucky State Police told LEX 18 gunfire erupted “after an altercation escalated…outside Cannon Corner, a Marathon station at 1640 Berea Road in Richmond.”
Our Legal Take
Gas station and convenience store 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows and sight lines, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Francis at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Matthew Francis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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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