Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Jacksonville, FL nightclub shooting and are justice and compensation available to Paul Steney?
Security measures are in question after Paul Steney was shot and injured at a Jacksonville nightclub early Saturday morning, February 9, 2019.
ActionNewsJax.com is reporting “[t]he Jacksonville Sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting inside Da Real Ting Cafe early Saturday morning.” “Paul Steney, 28, was shot in the back inside of the nightclub around 3:30 a.m.,” reports News4Jax.com. Mr. Steney, according to News4Jax.com, said that “he was in the club for about an hour then heard some women behind him yelling. He said he heard a gunshot, realized he was shot and left the club to get help. He said he did not see who shot him.”
According to News4Jax.com, “Investigators say there was a fight inside of the club, but the victim denied any involvement in the altercation.” No suspect has been identified.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Bar and nightclub 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 club and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- How was the assailant able to get a gun on property?
- What establishment security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Steney 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 bar owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Steney may seek justice and elect to 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 Mr. Steney retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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