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Ryan Ware Seriously Injured in Durham Parking Lot Shooting.

Ryan Ware Seriously Injured in Durham Parking Lot Shooting. (WRAL.com)

Did a security failure contribute to this parking lot shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Local News

Gunfire rang out in Durham, North Carolina Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2019, leaving one man shot and injured.

According to ABC11.com, “[o]fficials said the shooting call came in around 1:30 p.m. at [store parking lot] on North Pointe Drive.” WRAL.com is reporting that “a man in his 20s was shot at the store…[t]he victim was hospitalized with serious injuries.”  A subsequent report from WRAL.com identified the victim “as Ryan Ware” of Danville, Virginia.

The investigation is ongoing according to the media outlets.

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.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was there any suspicious activity seen or reported on the property before the incident?
  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the 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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Conway Jefferson Killed, One Other Injured, in Esquire Plaza Shooting.

Conway Jefferson Killed, One Other Injured, in Lawrence Shopping Center Shooting. (CBS4Indy.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Jefferson’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted outside a Lawrence, Indiana shopping center on Friday evening, March 1, 2019, leaving one young adult dead and one injured. According to IndyStar.com, “officers responded to a report of shots fired at [a shopping] Plaza in the 8100 block of Pendleton Pike around 6:30 p.m.”  When officers did arrive at the location, they “found the victim, 18-year-old Conway Jefferson…fatally shot,” reports CBS4Indy.com.  The news story also reports, “[a]nother person was shot in the arm during the incident and walked into Community Hospital North.”

No arrests have been made according to media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the shopping center and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Did the shopping center have sufficient parking lot lighting at the time of the incident?
  • What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Jefferson and others 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 property owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Conway Jefferson’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.  Additionally, any surviving 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 Mr. Jefferson’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

James Babers Killed in Dallas Shopping Center Shooting.

James Babers Killed, 2 Injured in Dallas Shopping Center Shooting. (Fox4News.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Babers’ family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted outside a Northeast Dallas convenience store on February 20, 2019. Fox4News.com is reporting the “shooting happened in the 11700 block of Ferguson Rd., just before 2:40 p.m.”  The news outlet reports “a man walked up to three people standing in front of the convenience store and started shooting.”  According to Fox4News.com, “[o]ne victim was pronounced dead while being taken to a hospital…the second victim is in critical condition at an area hospital, while the third victim is in stable condition.”   Wfaa.com is reporting “37-year-old James Babers” as the victim that passed.

Media outlets indicate the investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the shopping center 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 and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Babers 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 property owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, James Babers’ 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 Mr. Babers’ family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and their families and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in West Tennessee Street Shooting.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in West Tennessee Street Shooting. (WCTV.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless fatal shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims and their families?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted in Tallahassee early Sunday morning, February 10, 2019, killing one and injuring another according to media reports.  According to WTXL.com, “the shooting happened around 1:38 a.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of West Tennessee Street.”  When emergency personnel arrived they “immediately provided medical attention to two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to the hospital.”  WTXL.com further reports that “[o]ne of the victims died from their injuries.”

Media reports indicate there have been multiple incidents in reference to this location.  According to WCTV.com, “the Tallahassee Police Department has responded to more than 20 calls in the shopping plaza where the shooting happened, ranging from loud noise to disorderly conduct to aggravated assault.”   WCTV.com reports that victims and suspects have not been identified.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Bar and shopping plaza patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the establishment and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What safety measures were incorporated to protect patrons after prior police calls?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, visible surveillance cameras, security personnel and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

Generally, bar and 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 bar or property owner 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 the victim’s wrongful death.  Additionally, the surviving victim 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 and their families retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

DISCLAIMERS:
The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request. 
 
The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.
 
“Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

A south Baltimore family was out Christmas shopping when they were reportedly attacked at a stop light Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018. The father told FOX 5, he was “going to [a] Mall to get his 13-year-old a pair of boots when they were attacked at a stop light.” He and his teenage daughter were struck when an assailant opened fire on the vehicle during an apparent carjacking. Their current conditions have not been released.

In February 2018, FOX 5 reported a 30-year-old man was “believed to have been shot across from [the same] Mall.”

In March 2017, The Baltimore Sun reported a man “was shot multiple times in the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road just south of…[the same] Mall.”

Criminal activity surrounding the shopping center raises security questions for shoppers, particularly during the busy holiday season.

Victims of Mall and Parking Facility Violence: Know Your Rights

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting, both inside a business and outside in the parking lot. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a shopping center 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 mall owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Our Clients frequently come in concerned that they won’t be able to afford legal help. We believe everyone has a right to exceptional legal service. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. This means our interests are always tied to that of our Clients. Be sure to ask any potential personal injury attorney about their fee schedule and whether they represent Clientele on a contingency basis before signing a contract.

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Holiday shoppers, balancing purchases, purses, keys and cellphones, are particularly vulnerable targets for crime.  The National Safety Council cautions, “Large parking lots, such as those found at shopping malls, are considered most vulnerable to crime, according to the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center. One way for consumers to steer clear of trouble is to pick a lot where pedestrian traffic is restricted and video surveillance equipment is used to monitor the facility.”

What can mall parking lot owners do to protect their patrons and deter crime this holiday season?

The Urban Institute’s Safe City guide urges property owners to assess crime and develop strategic plans to protect patrons. Suggested security strategies include:

  • Restrict pedestrian traffic through parking facility
  • Install video surveillance throughout parking facility
  • Keep parking facility clean and well maintained
  • Improve surveillance by keeping shrubs and trees well manicured
  • Reduce number of entrance/exit points
  • Install entrance/exit barriers
  • Require use of ticket for exit even if no parking fee is charged
  • Improve lighting in and around the parking facility
  • Hire a parking attendant or security guard to patrol the facility
  • Introduce bike patrols to patrol facility
  • Post signs to encourage drivers to protect themselves, for example: “Prevent theft: lock your car and hide valuables out of sight.”
  • Post warning signs to deter potential perpetrators, for example: “This area is under surveillance for your safety.”

Victims of Parking Facility Violence: Know Your Rights

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting, both inside a business and outside in the parking lot. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a shopping center 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 mall owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

Can I Afford an Attorney?

Our Clients frequently come in concerned that they won’t be able to afford legal help. We believe everyone has a right to exceptional legal service. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. This means our interests are always tied to that of our Clients. Be sure to ask any potential personal injury attorney about their fee schedule and whether they represent Clientele on a contingency basis before signing a contract.

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Could this violent robbery have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Tong?

Local News

44-year-old Diem Tong “was held up at gunpoint and shot near the Pueblo Mall on 156 W. 29th Street, around 7:15 p.m. Saturday night, November 3, 2018, according to FOX 21.

Shopping center employees told News 5, “they’re always on guard for shoplifters.” One hairdresser showed the reporter “the business card of a police officer who responded last week when she called to report a suspicious man walking around with a gun.” The incidents raise grave questions over security measures in the parking lot.

Our Legal Take

Shopping center patrons and employees 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 additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the shopping center parking lot owner following media reports of prior criminal activity 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 shopping center parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Diem Tong may seek justice and elect to 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 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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Could the senseless shooting of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Local News

A 19-year-old man was shot and injured outside the “West Lane Shopping Center, near the intersection of Michigan and 71st St.” October 24, 2018, according to FOX 59.

Indianapolis police told CBS 4, “[t]hey believe a disturbance in the parking lot led to the shooting.” The young victim was transported to the hospital “in critical condition.”

Our Legal Take

Shopping center 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, clear sight lines, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons 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 parking lot owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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 lapse contribute to this tragedy and are justice and compensation available to the Nash family?

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A family is seeking answers and justice after an unconscionable shooting claimed the lives of Las Vegas special education teacher, Susan Nash, and her two adult children, De’jonae and Deonte Nash, Sunday night, October 14, 2018.

According to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, gunfire erupted “in a parking lot at West Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Street,” striking four people. Tragically, Ms. Nash and her two children succumbed to fatal injuries. The identity and condition of the fourth victim has not been released.  “The family has created a GoFundMe account to assist with expenses after this stunning loss,” per KTNV reports.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Las Vegas 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 Nash family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Nevada, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Shopping center 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.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, off-duty police, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the Nash family 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 families of Susan Nash and her two children may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving 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’ families 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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