Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Sharod Raheen Mathis Killed in Salisbury Parking Lot Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals who have suffered a tragic loss or sustained an injury as a consequence of negligent security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the Mathis family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
22-year-old Sharod Raheen Mathis was reportedly shot and killed in the parking lot outside the Firewater Restaurant in Salisbury Sunday morning, December 4, 2016.
According to WCNC News, officers responded to “a reported shooting” at “the Firewater Restaurant on Avalon Drive just before 1:30 a.m.” Mr. Mathis was apparently discovered “in the parking lot and taken to the hospital” for emergency care.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at in the parking lot and whether this tragic loss of life may have been prevented.
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to protect patrons?
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 family of Sharod Raheen Mathis may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.
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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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