Did a fatal security lapse contribute to this tragic Fort Lauderdale nightclub shooting?
A shooting outside BAM nightclub reportedly claimed the lives of 21-year-old Wendell Soliphar and 30-year-old Louis Simon Wednesday morning, July 5, 2017.
According to 7 News, gunfire erupted outside “the Broward Arts and Music Nightclub, also known as BAM, along Northwest 20th Terrace and West Broward Boulevard.” Relatives apparently told 7 News, Mr. Soliphar was “leaving the club” and “got caught” in the hail of gunfire.
NBC 6 reports, Mr. Simon and a third victim were transported to the hospital, where Mr. Simon succumbed to fatal injuries. The NBC 6 report reveals the nightclub was the subject of a prior shooting investigation in November 2015.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims’ families may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Were any additional security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, implemented by the nightclub owner or management following prior media reports of gun violence?
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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of Wendell Soliphar and Louis Simon may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths. Additionally, the other victim of this tragic shooting may pursue legal claims for 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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