Could this Plantation gas station shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Palmer?
31-year-old Steven Palmer was reportedly shot and injured while heroically attempting “to intervene when two men were arguing…at [a gas] station at 6099 W. Sunrise Blvd,” Friday, August 24, 2018, according to 10 News.
Mr. Palmer was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with injuries, per NBC 6 reports. His current condition has not been released.
Our Legal Take
Gas station 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as clear windows, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Palmer at the time of the shooting?
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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Steven Palmer 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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