Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Woman Critically Injured in Memphis Gas Station Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this Memphis gas station shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A woman was reportedly shot and injured at a Q-Mart gas station Sunday morning, August 14, 2016.
According to LocalMemphis.com, “Memphis Police responded to a shooting call at a gas station at Winchester and Mendenhall early Sunday morning. Police say they arrived to the Q-Mart gas station and saw several shell casings around the scene.”
Authorities apparently learned later that a female victim had been struck in the shooting. She was “airlifted to Regional One from St. Francis and she is currently in critical condition,” per media reports.
Our Legal Take
Patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the gas station and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- August 2016 crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of recent robberies and assaults in the surrounding area. Was the gas station owner aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owners or management 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 gas station 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 her 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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