Did negligent security contribute to this tragic loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Grant’s family?
Gunfire erupted outside a Helena-West Helena gas station Tuesday morning, January 22, 2019, claiming the life 25-year-old Kasey Grant and leaving a teenage boy injured.
According to WREG 3, Mr. Grant and his teenage passenger were shot “as they sat parked at a gas pump at the Victory Fuels gas station in the 500 block of Columbia,” around 7:30 a.m. Mr. Grant was taken to Helena Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police told FOX 13, the 17-year-old victim was transported to the hospital with “non-critical” injuries.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Gas station 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 gas station 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, monitored surveillance cameras, clear windows, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Grant and the surviving 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 gas station owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Kasey Grant’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving young victim 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 victim’s family 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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