Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Shot Outside Phoenix Bar
Did negligent security contribute to this parking lot shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A man was reportedly shot and injured while attempting to stop an altercation outside a bar in Phoenix Monday morning, July 11, 2016.
ABC 15 News reports that the shooting occurred outside of a bar “in the area of 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road,” shortly after 2:00 a.m. The shooting apparently happened after a woman was “followed” by a man from the bar to a car in the parking lot. “The woman and the man from the bar got into an argument and the man waiting in the vehicle got out to intervene when he was shot by the man,” ABC 15 reports. “The victim was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.”
Police have apparently not yet identified the shooter.
Our Legal Take
Bar 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 in the parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security measures implemented by the bar or parking lot owners 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 parking lot 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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