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