Did a security failure contribute to this tragic loss of life?
A reported shooting outside the Summercrest apartment complex in Houston reportedly claimed the life of 40-year-old Alexander Montoya Sunday morning, March 11, 2018.
According to KPRC 2, gunfire broke out “around 6 a.m. at Summercrest Apartments at 3950 Hollister St.” Mr. Montoya was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds “in the parking lot,” per ABC 13 reports. He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
The apartment complex was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in October 2017, per Houston Chronicle reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Houston apartment shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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.
- How did the assailants gain entry to the complex? What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior violence on property?
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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Alexander Montoya may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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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