Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 2 Shot, Injured in Robbery and Shooting Exiting Jack in the Box, Houston
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Two men were reportedly shot and injured during a robbery outside of a Houston Jack in the Box Thursday, December 8, 2016.
According to The Houston Chronicle, the two victims “had walked with two other men from their nearby apartment complex to a Greenspoint-area Jack in the Box restaurant shortly before its 1 a.m. closing time.” “As the four men exited the restaurant with their food, a man walked up, brandished a firearm, and demanded their money and belongings,” per the news report. The assailant then apparently opened fire, striking two of the four men.
The restaurant was reportedly the subject of previous robbery investigations. Police told The Houston Chronicle, the restaurant “used to stay open 24 hours a day but started closing overnight because it had been robbed so many times.”
Our Legal Take
Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the restaurant parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect patrons, following media reports of prior criminal activity?
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 owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for their 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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