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Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Man Shot, Injured in Houston Nightclub Parking Lot

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

Local News

A man was reportedly shot and in the parking lot outside Encore nightclub in Houston Sunday morning, October 16, 2016.

According to KHOU News, “the shooting occurred around 2:00 a.m. on FM 1960 and Walters Road. HPD said the shooting started after some sort of argument/disturbance happened in the parking lot of the Encore Night Club.” A male victim was apparently transported to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. His current condition has not been released.

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.

  • October 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    October 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?

  • Were any attempts made to safely and separately remove those involved in the initial dispute from the premises, prior to escalating to violence? 
  • October crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of recent robberies and assaults in the area. 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 owner 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 manager 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Nightclub Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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(The Houston Chronicle)

(The Houston Chronicle)

Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Killed in Cindy’s Nightclub Shooting, Houston

Local News

An altercation outside Cindy’s Night Club in Houston reportedly ended in a fatal shooting early Thursday morning, April 7, 2016.

According to The Houston Chronicle, “gunfire erupted about 2:15am outside Cindy’s Night Club in the 11200 block of Hempstead….”

Several nightclub patrons were apparently standing in the parking lot after closing when a man approached the victim and the two got into an argument. The assailant then “pulled out a small-caliber handgun and shot the [victim],” The Houston Chronicle reports.

Police are still searching for the gunman.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the parking lot where this incident occurred and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting? 
  • Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the nightclub or parking lot owner to deter crime?

Generally, nightclub and parking lot owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or management of the parking lot or nightclub failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.

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.  Based upon its prior experience in handling property security negligence claims, 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Nightclub Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

Contingency Fees Disclaimer: “Contingent attorneys’ fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

(KHOU News)

(KHOU News)

Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Houston Nightclub Shooting

Local News

Houston Police are searching for three suspects following a nightclub shooting, which reportedly left one man critically injured Saturday morning, March 26, 2016.

According to KHOU News, the shooting occurred in a shopping center parking lot outside a nightclub at Federal Road and Falcon Street, around 3:00am. The victim was apparently leaving the nightclub “when three men jumped him in the parking lot.” Police believe the “three men may have been trying to rob the victim before he was shot in the head.” The victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition, per media reports.

Police are still searching for the three suspects, who fled in a sedan.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to be safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment that they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to patrons of the nightclub and shopping center parking lot and whether this horrific shooting may have been prevented.

  • What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect nightclub and parking lot patrons at the time of the shooting? 
  • Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the parking lot or nightclub owners to deter crime?

Generally, nightclub and parking lot owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that either failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim and his family may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries.

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.  Based upon its prior experience in handling property security negligence claims, 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Nightclub and Parking Lot Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

Contingency Fees Disclaimer: “Contingent attorneys’ fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.