Did a security failure contribute to this tragic Memphis motel shooting and are justice and compensation available to the female survivor and Mr. Lipsey’s family?
Security measures are in question after a Memphis motel shooting claimed the life of 26-year-old Brandon Lipsey and left a woman critically injured Monday, August 6, 2018.
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, gunfire erupted “about 10:30 a.m. at 3419 American Way at the Garden Inn.” Police told FOX 13 the “female victim was outside the hotel when the un-named suspect ran at her with a tire iron. Then, Brandon Lipsey, who heard the commotion, came out of his hotel room and asked what was going on.” The assailant opened fire, fatally striking Mr. Lipsey and leaving the female victim in “extremely critical condition.”
Did negligent security contribute to this Memphis motel 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 Tennessee, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Motel guests 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as guarded entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
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 motel owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Brandon Lipsey may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the female survivor of this shooting may pursue legal claims for her 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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