Personal Injury; Premises Liability; Attempted Robbery; Shooting
Two thieves attempted to rob a jewelry dealer in a retail outlet, but the jeweler defended himself and fired a handgun at the perpetrators. When the robbers fled, one of the bullets struck an innocent bystander who was shopping in the store. Fortunately, the shopper wasn't severely injured but she was traumatized by the event and her co-worker referred her to the Firm. The Firm was able to prove that the jeweler had violated a contract with the retailer by bringing a handgun on the property, and that the retailer had failed to enforce the contract and had knowingly allowed the handgun on the property. Accordingly, the Firm presented these facts at trial, and obtained full reparations for the Client-shopper and her husband from both the jeweler and the retail company.