Topeka, KS Bar Shooting on Topeka Blvd. Leaves One Man Injured.

Topeka, KS Bar Shooting on Topeka Blvd. Leaves One Man Injured. (WIBW.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Topeka bar and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

One man was injured after a shooting at a Topeka bar early Friday morning, August 23, 2022.

As reported by WIBW.com, “[the shooting] happened at the 45th Street Bar, located in the 4600 block of SW Topeka Blvd.”

According to the report, “officers responded shortly before 1 a.m. Friday Sept. 23…one man was taken to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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Bar guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

    • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
    • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
    • Were any security personnel at the property?
    • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
    • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
    • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
    • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
    • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
    • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.  

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $125 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

We offer our legal assistance, if desired.  We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888-842-1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Sacramento, CA Apartment Building Fire Tragically Claims One Life, Two Others Injured.

Sacramento, CA Apartment Building Fire Tragically Claims One Life, Two Others Injured. (KCRA.com)

Could the death and injuries from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

An apartment building fire in Sacramento, CA late early Wednesday morning, September 21, 2022, tragically claimed one life and injured two others.

As reported by KCRA.com, “[t]he Sacramento Fire Department received calls for help just after 3 a.m. from a 10-unit building near the corner of 16th Avenue and Franklin Boulevard.”

Fire inspectors continue to investigate.

Our Legal Take

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As authorities continue their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the apartment building may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment building have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the family of the deceased victim and any injured victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of the deceased victim retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the families best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $125 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Stephen Lawrence Scott, Jr. Fatally Injured in Birmingham, AL Apartment Complex Shooting; One Other Person Injured.

Stephen Lawrence Scott, Jr. Fatally Injured in Birmingham, AL Apartment Complex Shooting; One Other Person Injured. (WBRC.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Birmingham apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and injured victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man is dead and another person was injured after a shooting at a Birmingham apartment complex Tuesday night, September 20, 2022.  

As reported by ABC3340.com, “[t]he shooting happened at [Apartments] on Aspen Run just before 10:00 P.M.”

According to the report, “officers found one man dead inside a vehicle and another man injured inside an apartment. They said multiple rounds were fired into other vehicles and apartments, but there are no other known injuries.”

The investigation is ongoing.

IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Stephen Lawrence Scott, Jr. may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Stephen Lawrence Scott, Jr. and any injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $125 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

We offer our legal assistance, if desired.  We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888-842-1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.