Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire rang out at a Weston, Wisconsin bar early Sunday morning, May 12, 2019, leaving one injured. According to GreenBayPressGazette.com, “[t]he shooting took place at Big Dan and Space’s Kelly Club, 4810 Ross Ave., following a confrontation between two people around 12:30 a.m.” The news story reports that one person was shot and taken to a local hospital. Channel3000.com is reporting “[t]he suspect was arrested at the scene.”
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the bar and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Were security measures, such as lighting, surveillance cameras, or security personnel, in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
- Does the bar have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the bar owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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 victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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