Could this senseless Nashville hookah lounge shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Security measures are in question after a man was shot and critically injured at a Nashville hookah lounge Saturday morning, September 8, 2018.
According to News 4, gunfire erupted “at Tarboosh on the 100 block of 21st Avenue North” early Saturday morning. A male victim was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the stomach. His identity and current condition have not been released.
Tarboosh hookah bar was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in January 2018, according to the Nashville Patch. The two incidents, only months apart, raise grave questions over security measures at the property.
Our Legal Take
Hookah lounge patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this senseless shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, bright parking lot lighting, and off-duty police patrols, were implemented by the hookah lounge owner to deter crime and protect patrons following media reports of prior violence on property?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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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