Did a fatal security lapse contribute to this tragic San Antonio shooting?
A shooting which reportedly occurred in the parking lot of the Longbranch Saloon claimed the life of 47-year-old Laval Thomas Jr Wednesday night, April 4, 2018.
According to FOX 29, an argument erupted in gunfire outside the Longbranch Saloon on Highway 87 East. Per the news report, Mr. Thomas “was involved in an argument with another person at the Long Branch Saloon, located along Highway 87 East…[he] reportedly tried to leave, but the suspect blocked him from leaving the parking lot and fired several shots.” Mr. Thomas was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries, per KSAT 12 reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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 family of Laval Thomas Jr may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Business 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect patrons at the time of the incident?
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 or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Laval Thomas Jr 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 the victim’s 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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