Could the tragic loss of this young woman have been prevented?
A shooting outside Chulas Sports Cantina reportedly claimed the life of 20-year-old Aluxes Mares and left 26-year-old James Butanda injured Sunday, August 20, 2017.
According to ABC 13, gunfire erupted after an “argument…spilled out into the parking lot” of the “Chulas Sports Cantina on Highway 249.” Tragically, Ms. Mares succumbed to fatal injuries. Mr. Butanda was transported to the hospital in “critical condition.”
Police are investigating to determine whether Ms. Mares was a bystander “shot in the crossfire,” per KHOU reports.
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 victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot 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 efforts made to safely and separately remove those involved in the initial dispute from the premises, prior to an escalation to violence?
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime at the time of the shooting?
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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Aluxes Mares may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her wrongful death. Additionally, Mr. Butanda may also 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 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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The 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.
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