Could This Columbia Hotel Shooting Have Been Prevented?
Gunfire erupted at the Baymont Inn in Columbia Monday morning, June 26, 2017, reportedly leaving one woman critically injured.
According to FOX 57, the shooting occurred “just after 5 a.m. at the Baymont Inn and Suites at 240 East Exchange Boulevard near Garners Ferry Road.” A female victim was apparently transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
5 News reports, three men have since “been charged with attempted armed robbery” in connection with the shooting.
Did negligent security contribute to this violent Columbia hotel robbery? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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.
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