Phoenix, AZ – January 13, 2019
Did negligent security contribute to this tragic Phoenix motel shooting and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Perry’s family?
18-year-old Fiasia Perry was shot and killed “at the Payless Inn near 25th Street and Van Buren” Sunday, January 13, 2019, according to FOX 10.
Phoenix police told AZ Family, an exchange of gunfire erupted following a “verbal fight” between two groups of people outside the motel. Tragically, Ms. Perry succumbed to fatal injuries. Five others, ages 19 to 41, were transported to the hospital with injuries. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the motel and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Perry 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 motel owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Fiasia Perry’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving victims 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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.
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