Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Bystander Injured in Shooting Outside Columbia Nightclub
Did negligent security contribute to the shooting of an innocent bystander? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation
A bystander was reportedly shot and injured during an altercation outside of Club Bliss Thursday morning, October 27, 2016.
According to WLTX 19 News, “club goers got into a altercation outside of Club Bliss on Two Notch Road at about 3:00 a.m.” The dispute apparently escalated into gunfire, which struck “an innocent bystander in the lower body.” The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries. A prior violent altercation apparently occurred outside the club in March of 2016, according to The State reports.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure on the property that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the business and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the nightclub or parking lot owner to deter crime?
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 property owner or manager failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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