Did negligent security contribute to the shooting and injuries at a Walterboro venue and are justice and compensation available to the injured victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Three people were injured after a shooting at a Walterboro, SC venue Saturday night, August 13, 2022.
As reported by Live5News.com, “[c]rews responded to the 200 block of East Washington St. around 9:00 p.m. after shots were fired inside a venue.”
According to the report, “[a]t the scene, officials found a 12-year-old boy who had been shot three times and another man who had also been shot…[Colleton County Fire and Rescue] did confirm that the boy was a bystander.”
Counton2.com is reporting, “[t]he third victim, an adult male, had been stabbed several times. The men were treated at the scene while the young boy was airlifted to MUSC.”
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Patrons of entertainment venues have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
- Was the venue aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its patrons and visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $125 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:
- A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
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