A Burger King employee was shot in the arm by a man who was refused service at the fast food restaurant’s location in Dolton, Illinois. The incident occurred in the drive-through area.
A witness stated that the suspect tried to walk through the Burger King drive-through and started banging on the window. The employee did not serve the man and later walked outside to speak with him in order to diffuse the situation. During the confrontation, the suspect drew his weapon and shot the employee in the arm.
The employee was immediately taken to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries. The man fled from the Burger King restaurant. There were surveillance cameras monitoring the drive through and the front door of Burger King. However, it was unclear whether any footage of the fleeing suspect was captured for identification purposes.
Property owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of all employees and customers on their premises. Having this responsibility means they must take steps to provide a safe environment that includes things like proper lighting or video surveillance.
If a person is injured by a violent crime on a residential or commercial property with inadequate security, the property owner may be held liable. However, such cases are not always straightforward. Specific requirements must be met in order to have a valid premises liability lawsuit.
If you have been injured due to inadequate security on someone else’s property in Chicago or the surrounding area, contact the personal injury lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg for a free consultation to discuss your case.