The mother of Trayvon Martin has started proceedings for a lawsuit against the gated community association where neighborhood watch guard George Zimmerman shot him to death in February.
Sabrina Fulton's filing, which would seek more than $75,000, targets Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America. However, Travelers is challenging the lawsuit, questioning its liability. Trayvon, 17, was walking through The Retreat at Twin Lakes neighborhood when the shooting occurred. Travelers has also asked the court to rule that the company has no duty to defend the modest townhome community.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Crump, attorney for Trayvon's family, believes other entities could also be held financially liable for his death.
Fulton and Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin --who had an insurance policy that paid all but $1,300 toward his son's funeral -- have as already filed a claim for compensation under the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund bin Florida.
The Fund aids families with services that include funeral expenses and counseling. According to a report, Trayvon's parents were approved in late March for benefits from the Fund that allocates up $30,000. So far, they have not received any payments.