Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Young Father Killed in Orlando Gas Station Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young father and the injury of another? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting outside a 7-Eleven gas station reportedly claimed the life of 20-year-old Ladravious Seagram-Bass and left a woman injured Sunday, July 24, 2016.
According to News 13, the shooting occurred “outside a 7-Eleven…just before 3 a.m. at the gas station off Kirkman Road and Old Winter Garden Road.” A male victim, identified by News 6 as Ladravious Seagrams-Bass, was “found…lying on the ground with a gunshot wound” according to News 13. “A second victim, a 30-year-old woman, was also found with a gunshot wound, deputies said. She was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment,” per News 13 reports.
The family of Mr. Seagram-Bass, a performer and father of four, is now searching for answers and justice. News 6 reports, his family is “urging…anyone with information to come forward, reminding people that you can remain anonymous through Crimeline.”
Our Legal Take
Patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the gas station and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Was the gas station owner aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owners or management 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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death. Additionally, the female victim of this shooting may elect to pursue a claim for her 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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