Lawyer Commentary: In the second part of this story, shooting victim lawyer Marc Lenahan will discuss the legal rights of bar shooting victims and their families.
22-year-old Timeria Jones was killed and three other people were injured in a shooting Tuesday night outside of 4th Quarter Sports Grill in Dallas.
According to the police, two men started shooting into a crowd outside the door of the bar, where Jones was waiting outside to enter at around 11:40 p.m. Jones was shot and hospitalized, where she later died.
The three other people who were shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Two of them drove themselves to the hospital.
Police have not yet identified any suspects. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Christopher Walton at 214-701-8453.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan is a crime victim lawyer who represents bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Marc has offered to share some info on the legal rights of these victims and families:
Safety should be a top priority for all bar owners. In fact, all property owners are legally required to keep their properties reasonably secure and safe from preventable dangers, including foreseeable violent crime. When a bar shooting happens, we should ask if the bar owners met this legal duty.
Some bar shootings only happen because of inadequate security or another form of negligence by the bar owner. For example, a bar owner could possibly be considered negligent for inadequate security if he failed to have security guards, cameras, or weapons searches upon entry.
In cases of negligence, bar shooting victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has recently been wounded or killed in a bar shooting, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our experienced crime victim lawyers.