Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Albany nightclub shooting and are justice and compensation available to Joseph Davis’ family and the injured victims?
Gunfire erupted “outside [a club] at 348 Central Ave.” Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, claiming the life of 42-year-old Joseph Davis and leaving two others injured, according to Westport News.
Police told WNYT the nightclub “was crowded with several hundred people at the time.” Mr. Davis, a 21-year-old woman, and a 23-year-old man were all transported to Albany Medical Center, where Mr. Davis tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. The identities and conditions of the other two victims have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this Albany nightclub 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 Joseph Davis’ family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in New York, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, visible surveillance cameras, off-duty police, and security personnel, 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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Joseph Davis may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the other victims of this shooting may pursue legal claims for their 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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