Did a security failure contribute to the Club Tropicante nightclub shooting?
A nightclub shooting in Deerfield Beach reportedly left four people injured Monday, April 30, 2018.
According to The Miami Herald, responding officers discovered “three men and a woman wounded at Club Tropicante, 4251 N. Dixie Hwy.” All four were transported to Broward Health North. Their current conditions have not been released.
The Sun Sentinel reports, “the city can stop the club from opening its doors beginning May 18.” The ruling is part of an ongoing legal battle between the nightclub and city and, unfortunately, comes 18 days too late for the four victims. Deerfield’s mayor vowed to “redouble efforts to close down” the nightclub back in in May 2017, per Sun Sentinel reports. At that time, the city had compiled a report alleging “six shootings, six assaults and one stabbing” at the property from January 2012 to September 2015.
Did negligent security contribute to this Deerfield Beach nightclub shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Florida, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the nightclub owner to protect patrons and deter crime following media reports of prior violence on property?
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 nightclub owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to 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.
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