Memphis Police Address Gas Station Violent Crime; Can Victims Seek Justice, Compensation?

A woman was reportedly robbed at gunpoint outside a “Fuel Center” in Memphis, according to WREG 3. Police told media local “gas stations have become hot spots for these types of crimes.”

“Officers say two teens and a man they’re looking for recently carjacked and beat a 69-year-old at a Whitehaven gas pump,” per WREG 3 reports. “And days before that, police say a man held a woman at gunpoint at a gas pump on South Perkins before taking her car.”

The incidents raise grave questions over gas station security measures. While gas station owners are ultimately responsible for patron safety, Memphis police urge drivers to take precautions at the pump:

  • Don’t keep your valuables in your car.
  • Carry your purse.
  • Don’t leave keys in the ignition.
  • Make sure your doors are locked.
  • Use a towel the same color as your car’s interior to hide belongings if you must keep them in your car.

Victims of Tennessee Gas Station Violence: Know Your Rights

Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Tennessee gas station owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Gas Station Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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