Could this tragedy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Hamilton’s family?
Security measures are in question after 19-year-old Carlos Hamilton was shot and killed “in the…parking lot” of a drug store on North Coliseum Boulevard early Saturday morning, July 21, 2018, according to Fort Wayne’s NBC.
Fort Wayne police told The Journal Gazette, an employee closing up for the night discovered Mr. Hamilton “sitting in a car outside the store,” shortly after midnight. Police are still searching for suspects and a motive.
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 Mr. Hamilton’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Indiana, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Store and parking lot 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.
- How long was Mr. Hamilton outside the store before being discovered and where was parking lot security or store management during this critical time?
- Have there been prior incidents of crime on or near property?
- What security measures, such as bright parking lot lighting, monitored surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Hamilton 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 business or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Carlos Hamilton may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims his wrongful death.
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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