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John A. Fernandez Fatally Injured in Hampton, VA Apartment Complex Shooting.

John A. Fernandez Fatally Injured in Hampton, VA Apartment Complex Shooting. (WTKR.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Hampton apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man was fatally injured after a shooting at a Hampton, Virginia apartment complex Sunday night, January 19, 2020.  

As reported by DailyPress.com, “[d]ispatchers received a call about the shooting around 8:53 p.m….[it] happened in the 5100 block of Goldsboro Drive, which is [at]…apartments in the Northampton area.”

According to the report, “the victim…a 27-year-old man from Hampton…was pronounced dead at the scene.”

WTKR.com is reporting the victim as “27-year-old John A. Fernandez.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting? 

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, John A. Fernandez‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that John A. Fernandez‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Michael Kane Injured in Port Everglades, FL Crane Accident.

Michael Kane Injured in Port Everglades, FL Crane Accident. (Local10.com)

Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this construction crane accident and could it have been prevented?  Read ‘Our Legal Take’ below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation.

Local News

A construction crane collapse at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida construction site left one man injured Tuesday afternoon, January 14, 2020.

As reported by Local10.com, the incident happened “Tuesday afternoon during a crane collapse at Port Everglades…at 1820 Eller Drive.”

According to the report, “Michael Kane, the 46-year-old victim suffered a non-life-threatening back injury during the incident…the crane had been on a flatbed when it tipped over.”

Mr. Kane was taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

The use of cranes is vital in modern construction, but there are many dangers associated with their operation. The Murray Law Firm questions the safety measures implemented by the owner and operator of the crane, and whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:

  • Was the crane installed properly?
  • Was the crane up to date on certifications? 
  • Were operating functions checked daily to ensure that everything is working properly and that there are no defects or cracks in the support members?
  • Were any attempts made to service, repair, or replace the crane prior to the incident?
  • Was the crane being operated in a proper and safe manner?

Generally, crane owners and operators are required to install and utilize the equipment in a non-negligent manner. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the crane owner or operator failed to provide adequate safety measures to protect individuals from foreseeable harm, or failed to operate the crane safely, Michael Kane may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.  Under Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that Michael Kane will also most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. While Michael Kane should be eligible for benefits under workers compensation laws, he may also hold a third-party civil claim against the designer or manufacturer of the crane that collapsed. Because this potential products liability claim is dependent on the facts surrounding the incident, it is imperative that an experienced attorney be retained without delay so as to ensure that all evidence connected to the accident is preserved.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for individuals who have been hurt, or families whose loved one has been killed, in crane and other work-related accidents. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for the family of a worker who lost his life at 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 888.842.1600. 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.

George Kirksey, Alicia Roman Killed in Wichita, KS Hotel Shooting.

George Kirksey, Alicia Roman Killed in Wichita, KS Hotel Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to these hotel shooting deaths and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man and woman were shot and killed at a Wichita, Kansas hotel early Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.

As reported by KWCH.com, “around 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, officers responded to the shooting at the Hotel at Waterwalk, in the 700 block of S. Main.”

According to the report, “[o]fficers arrived to find [two people] with multiple gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.”

Kansas.com is reporting, “[p]olice identified the victims as 27-year-old George Kirksey and 22-year-old Alicia Roman.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Hotel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the hotel is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was the hotel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the hotel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the family of George Kirksey and Alicia Roman may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of George Kirksey and Alicia Roman retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Avenanna Propst Killed, Two Others Injured in Concord, NC Mall Shooting.

Avenanna Propst Killed, Two Others Injured in Concord, NC Mall Shooting. (MyFox8.com)

Could the shooting death at a Concord mall have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

A teen girl was killed and two teen boys were injured in a shooting at a Concord, North Carolina mall Saturday evening, December 28, 2019.

As reported by WRAL.com, “[a]round 8:45 p.m., Concord police responded to a call about a fight outside a Dave and Buster’s at the Concord Mills mall. Officers discovered there had been a shooting.”

According to the report, “a 13-year-old girl, identified as Avenanna Propst, died at the scene.”

ABC11.com is reporting, “two young boys were taken to the hospital, but are expected to be OK.”

According to the report, “[p]olice believe Propst and the two boys were in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Did the shopping center have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Avenanna Propst’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Avenanna Propst’s family and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Heron Pointe Apartments Shooting in Nashville, TN Leaves One Teen Injured.

Heron Pointe Apartments Shooting in Nashville, TN Leaves One Teen Injured.

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Nashville apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Nashville, Tennessee apartment complex Sunday afternoon, December 22, 2019, leaving one teen injured.

As reported by WKRN.com, “[o]fficers responded around 1:45 p.m. to a reported shooting at the Heron Pointe Apartments on Heron Pointe Drive off Bell Road.”

Fox17.com is reporting, “a 16-year-old was shot in the back.”

The shooting investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.  

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Jamil Washington Killed, One Other Person Injured in Fredericksburg, VA Apartment Shooting.

Jamil Washington Killed, One Other Person Injured in Fredericksburg, VA Apartment Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Fredericksburg apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man was reportedly shot and killed and one other person was injured at a Fredericksburg, Virginia apartment complex Saturday night, December 14, 2019.  

As reported by WTVR.com, “[o]fficers were called to the 1200 block of Kenmore Avenue just before 9:05 p.m.”

According to the report, “[w]hen police arrived, they found two victims with gunshot wounds. Jamil Washington, 34, of Fredericksburg died at the scene…[a] second victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he received medical attention and was released from the hospital early Sunday morning.”

WTVR.com is reporting that a second suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting? 

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Jamil Washington may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Jamil Washington and any injured victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Update: Eric Freeman Passes at Hospital After Raleigh Nightclub Shooting.

Update: Eric Freeman Passes at Hospital After Raleigh Nightclub Shooting. (WRAL.com)

Could the shooting death and stabbing at a Raleigh nightclub parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family and others injured? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Update: CBS17.com is reporting, “Eric Freeman was shot during the incident…[h]e was taken to WakeMed in serious condition and died on Wednesday.”

Gunfire rang out outside at a Raleigh, North Carolina nightclub early Sunday morning, December 15, 2019, leaving multiple people injured.

As reported by NewsObserver.com, “[a]round 2 a.m. Sunday Raleigh police responded to a shooting at [a club parking lot] on the 5500 block of Atlantic Springs Road…[t]hree people were injured.”

WRAL.com is reporting, “Eric Jenade Freeman, 47, was taken to WakeMed and was listed in critical condition on Monday. Brandon Lamar Butler, 36, walked in to Duke Raleigh Hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds following the incident…Marcus Noel Best, 31, was taken to the WakeMed from the club with non-life-threatening stab wounds.”

The shooting remains under investigation, no suspects have been arrested per the media report.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Business and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • Was the property owner or management aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Eric Jenade Freeman may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, Brandon Lamar Butler and Marcus Noel Best may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Eric Jenade Freeman’s family and Brandon Lamar Butler, Marcus Noel Best retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Jasper County, SC Nightclub Shooting Leaves One Man Dead.

Jasper County, SC Nightclub Shooting Leaves One Man Dead. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s Family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted early Sunday morning, December 15, 2019 at a Jasper County, South Carolina nightclub leaving one man dead. 

As reported by WSAV.com, “At around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to reports of a shooting at a nightclub on Speedway Boulevard.”

According to the report, when officers arrived “[t]hey found a male victim suffering from several gunshot wounds.”

Life saving procedures were attempted but were unsuccessful and the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the management aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious persons on property prior to the shooting? 
  • Does the club have a protocol for checking guests for deadly weapons prior to entering into the establishment?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim’s  family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim’s  family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

Eric Jenade Freeman, Brandon Lamar Butler, Marcus Noel Best Injured in Raleigh, NC Nightclub Shooting/Stabbing Incident.

Eric Jenade Freeman, Brandon Lamar Butler, Marcus Noel Best Injured in Raleigh, NC Nightclub Parking Lot Shooting/Stabbing. (WRAL.com)

Could the shooting and stabbing at a Raleigh nightclub parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out outside at a Raleigh, North Carolina nightclub early Sunday morning, December 15, 2019, leaving multiple people injured.

As reported by NewsObserver.com, “[a]round 2 a.m. Sunday Raleigh police responded to a shooting at [a club parking lot] on the 5500 block of Atlantic Springs Road…[t]hree people were injured.”

WRAL.com is reporting, “Eric Jenade Freeman, 47, was taken to WakeMed and was listed in critical condition on Monday. [An additional victim], 36, walked in to Duke Raleigh Hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds following the incident…[while another victim], 31, was taken to the WakeMed from the club with non-life-threatening stab wounds.”

The shooting remains under investigation, no suspects have been arrested per the media report.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Business and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • Was the property owner or management aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Eric Jenade Freeman, Brandon Lamar Butler, Marcus Noel Best may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Eric Jenade Freeman, Brandon Lamar Butler, Marcus Noel Best retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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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St. Louis, MO Gas Station Shooting Leaves 14-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition.

St. Louis, MO Gas Station Shooting Leaves 14-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition. (STLtoday.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

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Gunfire erupted Tuesday night, December 10, 2019 at a St. Louis, Missouri gas station leaving one teen boy injured.

As reported by STLtoday.com, “[t]he teen was critically injured in the shooting about 8:40 p.m. at the BP station at 504 Bates Street.”

KSDK.com is reporting, “[t]he boy got into an argument with two people at the BP at Bates Street and Virginia Avenue on Tuesday night when one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting.”

According to the report, “The boy was hit multiple times and taken to the hospital in critical condition.”

The investigation is ongoing.

KSDK.com reported about a public nuisance notice at this gas station in Jan 2018.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Gas Station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was there any suspicious people or activity on the property prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.  

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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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