Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Man Shot in Attempted Robbery Outside Memphis Restaurant
Did negligent security contribute to the this restaurant parking lot shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claim for compensation
A man was reportedly shot and critically injured during an attempted robbery outside El Mercadito restaurant in Hickory Hill Saturday, September 17, 2016.
According to FOX 13 News, the shooting occurred “around 10:30 p.m. at El Mercadito located in the 3700 block of Ridgeway Road. ” The victim apparently told police, “he was sitting in the parking lot waiting on his wife when two male suspects attempted to rob him.” The suspects apparently shot the victim before fleeing the scene on foot. He was transported to the hospital with “critical” injuries.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure on the property that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided outside the restaurant and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Recent crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of robberies and assaults in the surrounding area. Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the owner 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 owner or management of the property 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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