Could this fatal Dartmouth hotel shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Tavares’ family?
Gunfire erupted “in the parking lot of the Regency Inn and Suites Hotel in Dartmouth” Saturday night, December 22, 2018, according to NECN.
Police told NBC 10, 37-year-old Joseph Tavares, of Fall River, was discovered by a night manager “inside a car in the rear parking lot.” He was transported to St. Lukes Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Our Legal Take
Hotel guests 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as guarded entry, guest screening, surveillance cameras, bright parking lot lighting, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Tavares 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 hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Joseph Tavares’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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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