Bank of America Customer Died In Robbery And Shooting Outside of Branch Located On 15900 block of Paramount Boulevard
PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA (March 1, 2019) – A man was shot and killed during a robbery outside of a Bank of America branch located on 15900 block of Paramount Boulevard.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene of the shooting before 11:00 a.m. Despite life-saving efforts the male victim in his 30’s died from his injuries.
Police are looking over surveillance footage of the shooting as well as interviewing witnesses. Anyone that may have information on the suspect(s) should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Liability In Bank Shootings
Banks have a responsibility to protect their customers from reasonably foreseeable hazards. This includes taking steps to prevent acts of violence. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”
Banks should take measures to provide reasonably adequate security. This may include hiring armed security guards and installing cameras. The level of security required for a business will typically be influence by a number of factors. This can include previous incidents at the location and whether or not the business is in a high crime area. Bank of America may be liable for an attack on their premises if they failed to implement adequate security measures.
The family of a victim that dies in a bank robbery may be able to seek justice under California’s Code of Civil Procedure 3777.60. Damages in a wrongful death suit may include compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of love and pain and suffering. A premises liability attorney can investigate your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened.
Investigating A Bank Shooting
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man that died in this shooting at Bank of America. Any witnesses that may have seen what happened should reach out to the LAPD as they continue to investigate. Bank of America should be looking into what measures can be put in place to help reduce the likelihood of similar attacks in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been a victim of violence at a Bank of America you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply about making sure that our clients get the justice that they deserve and that criminals are held accountable for their actions. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can always reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.