Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this young mother?
A shooting at a Jacksonville BP station reportedly claimed the life of 24 year-old mother, Sahara Nicole Mechelda Barkley, Monday night, January 1, 2017.
According to Action News JAX, gunfire erupted during an apparent carjacking at the “BP station on Stockton Street in Riverside.” The Florida Times-Union reports, a man and woman drove up to the gas station pumps and “took [Ms.] Barkley’s vehicle.” She was shot during the subsequent altercation. Ms. Barkley was transported to UF Health, where she tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
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 victim’s family 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
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 on the property 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, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place 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, the family of Sahara Nicole Mechelda Barkley may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her wrongful death.
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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