Cleveland, OH – January 5, 2019
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Cleveland bar shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Security measures are under scrutiny after a 32-year-old man was shot and critically injured at a Cleveland bar Saturday evening, January 5, 2019.
According to Cleveland.com, the shooting occurred “in a back room at The Drink bar on East 131st Street and Crennell Avenue.” The victim was transported to University Hospitals. His identity and current condition have not been released.
The bar was the location of a fatal shooting investigation in October, per Cleveland.com reports.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Bar 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 bar and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were implemented by the bar owner following media reports of prior violence on property?
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, the victim 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 the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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