Articles Posted in Parking Lot Crime

Could the tragic loss of this West Ashley father have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Joshua Porcher’s family?

Local News

32-year-old Joshua Porcher was reportedly shot and killed while “walking from [a restaurant] to his car with his children” in West Ashley Saturday night, November 24, 2018, according to WCSC 5.

Police told FOX 8, responding officers discovered Mr. Porcher “next to his vehicle” in “the [restaurant’s] parking lot on Sam Rittenberg Road” shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Disturbingly, this is reportedly not the first shooting to occur outside the restaurant.  WCSC 5 reports, “a shooting at the same [restaurant] left two wounded” in 2014. The unconscionable incidents raise questions over security measures on property.

Our Legal Take

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.

  • What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and security patrols were implemented to deter crime and protect patrons following media reports of prior gun 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 or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Joshua Porcher’s family 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Parking Lot Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could this tragic North Las Vegas parking lot shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim’s family?

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Security measures are in question after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot “in a North Las Vegas strip mall parking lot” Tuesday afternoon, November 13, 2018, per Las Vegas Sun reports.

Police told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, gunfire erupted “in front of a grocery store and gas station” as several nearby schools were letting out. The young victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

Our Legal Take

Parking lot and 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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the young victim 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 parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Parking Lot Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Escalators-258x300Gunfire erupted in a crowded Springfield mall parking lot Saturday afternoon, October 20, 2018, leaving families terrified. Police told ABC 6, “it all started when two groups got into a fight inside the mall. When the fight moved outside, someone opened fire….Moments after the gunfire…children in their Halloween costumes quickly made their way through the mall with their parents; all had their hands up at the order of police.” The horrific incident raises grave questions over mall security around the country.

Shopping mall patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises, whether shopping or walking to their car. A Time Magazine investigation urges shopping mall owners to reduce crime by making security proactive, rather than reactive. Implementing mall parking lots and garages with choke points, license plate readers, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security guards may help to reduce crime outside the mall. Inside, overt security guards help to deter crime, while plain-clothes security teams and surveillance cameras monitor suspicious patron behavior.

Shopping Mall Patron Rights

Shopping mall owners have a responsibility to protect patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should they fail in this duty, victims may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths, which occur as a consequence.

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Did a security failure contribute to this senseless shooting and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Jordan?

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Gunfire erupted outside a “Tex-Mex Restaurant in the 11100 block of Bentley Street” Monday, September 3, 2018, injuring well-known youth coach Jimmy Jordan, according to KPRC 2.

Police told KHOU 11, “[o]ne of the suspects approached [Mr. Jordan] and an altercation occurred before the suspect shot [him] and left the scene.” Mr. Jordan was transported to Northwest Medical Center with critical injuries.

Did negligent security contribute to this Houston restaurant parking lot 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 Mr. Jordan may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Jordan 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 restaurant owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Jimmy Jordan 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Parking Lot Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Did a security failure contribute to the shooting of a bystander and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Simpson?

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Gunfire erupted in an Oklahoma City parking lot Sunday, August 19, 2018, reportedly injuring innocent bystander, Randy Lynn Simpson.

Police told News OK, “[Mr.] Simpson was sitting in a van outside Family Dollar, 1429 SW 29, when two men starting firing at each other and a bullet hit him.” He was transported to the hospital with a “gunshot wound to the neck,” per FOX 25 reports.

Did negligent security contribute to this Oklahoma City parking lot 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 Mr. Simpson may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Oklahoma, 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Simpson 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 store or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Randy Lynn Simpson 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Parking Lot Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Charlotte shopping center shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

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Security measures are in question after three people were shot and injured in a Charlotte shopping center parking lot Friday night, August 10, 2018.

According to WSOCTV 9, gunfire erupted “in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 1500 block of West Boulevard,” around 8 p.m.  Three victims were transported to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries, per WBTV reports. Their current conditions have not been released.

Did negligent security contribute to this Charlotte parking lot 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 victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in North Carolina, 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime 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 parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Parking Lot Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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(Fort Wayne’s NBC)

Could this tragedy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Hamilton’s family?

Local News

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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Property Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Parking facilities present inherent security challenges as they frequently occupy a large space with low levels of activity and numerous hiding places for would-be attackers. While store and parking facility owners are required by law to protect patrons from any foreseeable harm, patrons can take steps to protect themselves.

WKRN asked self-defense instructors, Cat and Liz Fitzgerald, to demonstrate how potential victims can protect themselves from predators in stores and parking facilities. Watch the video here.

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WKRN urges store parking lot patrons to follow these guidelines in a “carjacking situation”:

  1. Just Give Thieves What They Want: If a carjacker approaches you and demands to take your car, let him.
  2. Park Close to Parking Garage Exits and Back Into Spaces: A quarter of all carjackings occur in parking garages or parking lots, or near commercial areas.
  3. Your Phone Is Your Enemy: Walking to your car, phone in hand, or even just sitting in the driver’s seat with your phone might turn you into a target because you’re not paying attention to your surroundings.

Victims of Store and Parking Facility Violence: Know Your Rights

Store and parking facility patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a parking facility owner have knowledge of prior violence on or near property, they have a responsibility to implement additional security precautions to protect patrons and deter such crime. Should a parking facility owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Could the tragic death of this young man have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to his family?

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A shooting outside The Ridge shopping center in San Antonio reportedly claimed the life of 25-year-old Brandon Jerico Cornelius Saturday morning, June 23, 2018, per My San Antonio reports.

Police told KENS 5 Mr. Cornelius was parked in the shopping center parking lot when two suspects drove up behind his vehicle, opened the door and shot him. Mr. Cornelius was transported to University Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. Police have apparently not yet identified the suspects or 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. Cornelius’ family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Shopping center 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.

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    (June 2018 Crime Map by Spotcrime.com)

    Recent crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of assaults and burglaries in the surrounding area. Was the shopping center owner aware of local criminal activity?

  • If so, what security measures, such as bright parking lot lighting, monitored surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Cornelius 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 shopping center owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Brandon Cornelius 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Property Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could the tragic death of this young man have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to his family?

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A shooting outside a Miami Springs IHOP restaurant reportedly claimed the life of 25-year-old Junior Catilus Monday morning, June 18, 2018, per News 10 reports.

Miami-Dade Police told the Journal-News, Mr. Catilus “and a woman had gone to the IHOP to get something to eat. When they were done, the woman went to the restroom and [Mr. Catilus] walked out to the vehicle. That is when the shooting occurred.” Mr. Catilus was transported to Jackson Memorial, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

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. Catilus’ family 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

Restaurant 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.

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    (Spotcrime.com June 2018 Crime Map)

    Recent crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of assaults and burglaries in the surrounding area. Were the restaurant or parking lot owners aware of local criminal activity?

  • If so, what security measures, such as bright parking lot lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Catilus 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Junior Catilus 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Property Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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