Gunfire erupted in a crowded Springfield mall parking lot Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2018, leaving families terrified. Police told ABC 6, “it all started when two groups got into a fight inside the mall. When the fight moved outside, someone opened fire….Moments after the gunfire…children in their Halloween costumes quickly made their way through the mall with their parents; all had their hands up at the order of police.” The horrific incident raises grave questions over mall security around the country.
Shopping mall patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises, whether shopping or walking to their car. A Time Magazine investigation urges shopping mall owners to reduce crime by making security proactive, rather than reactive. Implementing mall parking lots and garages with choke points, license plate readers, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security guards may help to reduce crime outside the mall. Inside, overt security guards help to deter crime, while plain-clothes security teams and surveillance cameras monitor suspicious patron behavior.
Shopping Mall Patron Rights
Shopping mall owners have a responsibility to protect patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should they fail in this duty, victims may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths, which occur as a consequence.
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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of property security and safety 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.
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:
– 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.
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