Could the tragic loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Hasan’s family?
Security measures are in question after 25-year-old Ali Farad Hasan was fatally shot at “the Sedgefield Square Apartments” in Greensboro Saturday morning, October 13, 2018, according to FOX 8. A woman was injured in the shooting and transported to the hospital in stable condition.
The tragedy comes only one week after another young man was killed “in the same city block,” per Winston-Salem Journal reports. Greensboro police told media the two incidents “are not connected.”
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented following media reports of prior criminal activity in the surrounding area?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Hasan’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the surviving victim may pursue legal claims for her injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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