Could the alleged sexual assault at a McAllen nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
An 18-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted at a McAllen, Texas nightclub.
As reported by KRGV.com, “the teen was using the restroom at The G.O.A.T. nightclub on 17th Street, when she was approached by a woman promising her free drinks…the girl was given a mixed drink as the woman and a man began to engage in sexual intercourse in front of her in a back room.”
According to the report, “[s]hortly after the man allegedly raped the woman. A second man entered the room and also raped her.”
The sexual assault remains under investigation, and one individual has apparently been arrested in connection with the incident.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this reported sexual assault may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the incident?
- What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the incident?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for her injuries and suffering.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect her interests.
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