Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Fort Lauderdale gas station shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
A man was shot during an attempted robbery “at the Marathon gas station at 3090 W. Sunrise Blvd.,” Thursday morning, August 23, 2018, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
Local News 10 reports, “[t]he owner of the gas station…saw a man hiding behind one of the pumps. He said when a customer arrived, the man came out of hiding and shot the victim twice in the stomach.” The victim was transported to Broward Health Medical Center with “serious”
Did negligent security contribute to this Fort Lauderdale gas station shooting? 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 may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Gas station 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as clear windows, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Media reports indicate the suspect was seen hiding behind a pump prior to the robbery-shooting. Were efforts made to call police prior to the attack?
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 gas station owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and 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 victim 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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