Could the senseless loss of this young mother have been prevented?
Security measures are in question after a Summerville restaurant shooting claimed the life of, 25-year-old mother-of-two, Cassandra Smalls Thursday night, May 17, 2018.
According to 5 News, gunfire broke out “in the parking lot of the Three Cafe Seafood Bar and Grill,” around 11:00 p.m. Tragically, Ms. Smalls succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
The establishment was apparently the subject of another shooting investigation in January. In that incident, News 4 reports, “a worker was wounded when someone opened fire in the bar.”
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 Ms. Smalls’ family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Bar and restaurant 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, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were implemented by the business owner or management to protect patrons and deter crime, 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 restaurant owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Cassandra Smalls may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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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