Could this tragic Orlando sports bar shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Peralta’s family?
Security measures are in question after 24-year-old Adrian Peralta was shot and killed “at the Happy Place Sports Bar” Monday morning, October 22, 2018, according to The Orlando Sentinel. The tragedy marks “the third shooting in four months at the bar, which has been the source of dozens of calls to law enforcement this year.”
A July shooting “killed one man and injured four others including a security guard outside the bar,” WFTV 9 reports. In September, “an innocent bystander was shot after a fight between a security guard and another person in the parking lot.”
Our Legal Take
Bar 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.
- What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag searches, monitored surveillance cameras, and off-duty police, were implemented by the bar owner to deter crime and protect patrons following media reports of prior violence on property?
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 sports bar owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Adrian Peralta’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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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