Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Sumter Hotel Robbery-Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this hotel shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claim for compensation.
A 38-year-old man was reportedly shot and injured during a robbery at the Sleep Inn hotel Monday night, September 19, 2016.
According to 5 News, the shooting occurred “at the Sleep Inn, located at 2510 Broad St., after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Sumter police apparently discovered “a 38-year-old man in the lobby who had been shot in his lower body.” The victim was transported to the hospital. His current condition has not been released.
Police have allegedly since charged a suspect with “armed robbery and assault,” according to 5 News.
Our Legal Take
Hotel guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the hotel and whether this attack may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as ID-controlled entry, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Was the hotel aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect guests?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his 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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