Nightclub Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot, 2 Assaulted in Killeen Parking Lot Robbery
Did negligent security contribute to this nightclub parking lot assault? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation.
Three people were reportedly injured during a robbery outside the Cuckoo’s Nest nightclub in Killeen Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
According to KXXV News, “[o]fficers rushed to the scene at the Cuckoo’s Nest nightclub around 3 a.m. after two men robbed four people as they were coming out of the club.” One victim was reportedly shot and transported to Scott and White Hospital in “serious condition.” Two other men were “assaulted” during the robbery and transported to Metroplex hospital with injuries.
Police are apparently still searching for the suspects.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot and nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the parking lot and whether this attack may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Was the owner or management aware of any reports of prior criminal activity on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented to deter future 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 parking lot 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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