Did a security failure contribute to the tragic loss of this father-of-five and are justice and compensation available Mr. Chase’s family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after an altercation erupted in gunfire “in [a restaurant] parking lot on the 5600 block of Dietrich Road” Saturday, September 8, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 44-year-old Herion Chase, according to FOX 29.
Police told KSAT “two men were fighting in the parking lot…when one pulled out a gun and fired several shots.” Mr. Chase succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. A second victim was transported to Northeast Baptist Hospital with injuries. “[Mr.] Chase’s family doesn’t believe he was involved in the reported fight,” per KSAT reports. They are still searching for answers and justice.
Did negligent security contribute to this San Antonio 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. Chase’s 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
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.
- Were any attempts made by restaurant management or security to safely and separately remove those involved in the initial altercation from the premises, prior to an escalation to gunfire?
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Herion Chase may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the other victim of this tragic shooting may 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 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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