Did negligent security contribute to this motel shooting and are justice and compensation available to Sean Bartnick’s family?
A man was fatally shot at a Phoenix, Arizona motel early Saturday morning, April 6, 2019.
According to AZfamily.com, “officers responded to the shooting just after 1:30 a.m….at a [motel] near the I-17 and Indian School Road.” Fox10Phoenix.com is reporting,”[p]olice did release the identity of the victim, 37-year-old Sean Bartnick.” According to the news outlet, “Bartnick was found in his room unresponsive with a gunshot wound.”
Detectives continue to look for suspects.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the motel and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was the motel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Bartnick 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 motel owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Sean Bartnick’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 Sean Bartnick‘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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