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Summit Ridge Apartments Shooting Leaves One Person Injured.

Summit Ridge Apartments Shooting Leaves One Person Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Denver apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Denver, Colorado apartment complex Sunday night, June 9, 2019, leaving one person injured.  According to KDVR.com, “The shooting happened about 10 p.m. at the Summit Ridge Apartments in the 8300 block of East Quincy Avenue about 10 p.m.”  The victim was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition according to the report.  The suspect has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any disturbances or suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the complex?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries. 

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Kiersten Symone Smith Fatally Injured, 5 other injured victims in Dallas Crane Collapse.

Kiersten Symone Smith Fatally Injured, 5 other injured victims in Dallas Crane Collapse. (KIRO7.com)

Was safety negligence or an equipment malfunction a factor in this tragic loss of life and could it have been prevented?  Read ‘Our Legal Take’ below to find out if Ms. Smith’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation.

Dallas News

A construction crane collapsed on a Dallas, Texas apartment building during a violent wind storm Sunday, June 9, 2019, killing one woman and injuring 5 other people. According to DallasNews.com, “[i]nvestigators with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were working with Bigge Crane and Rigging to figure out how to remove its fallen apparatus and determine what caused the accident.” Latimes.com is reporting, “[t]he crane fell around 2 p.m. as storms ripped across parts of Oklahoma and Texas, bringing high winds, heavy rain and hail that flooded streets and caused power outages.” 5 people were injured, “[t]he 29-year-old woman who died has been identified as Kiersten Symone Smith,” DallasNews.com is reporting.

Per news reports, the owner of the crane has allegedly been cited for violations in the past.  According to DFW.CBSlocal.com, “[i]n the past decade, OSHA has cited the…owner of the crane that collapsed killing a woman in Dallas Sunday, with 17 safety violations.”

Read Our Legal Take below to learn whether Kiersten Smith’s family, as well as any other injured victims, may have an avenue to justice.

Our Legal Take

Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today’s manufacturing and construction industries. Much technology has been developed for these operations, including careful training and extensive safety  precautions and procedures. When operated with a focus on safety, cranes are vital pieces of equipment. When they’re used or maintained carelessly, they can be a serious hazard to people and property. The Murray Law Firm questions the safety measures provided by the owner of the crane, and whether this tragic incident may have been prevented. Relevant factual and legal inquires include, but are not limited to:

  • Was the crane installed properly?
  • Was the crane properly prepared for a severe weather system?
  • Was the crane up to date on certifications? 
  • Were operating functions checked daily to ensure that everything is working properly and that there are no defects or cracks in the support members?
  • Were any attempts made to service, repair, or replace the crane prior to the incident?

Generally, crane owners are required to protect all from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the crane owner failed to provide adequate safety measures to protect individuals from foreseeable harm, the family of the Kiersten Symone Smith may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her wrongful death.  In addition, any other injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries and suffering.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling safety 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 safety case, it is imperative that Kiersten Symone Smith’s family and any other injured victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of safety negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Dixie Estates Mobile Home Park Shooting Leaves One Man Seriously Injured.

Dixie Estates Mobile Home Park Shooting Leaves One Man Seriously Injured. (FoxCarolina.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Greenville mobile home park and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Greenville, South Carolina mobile home park early Sunday morning, June 9, 2019, leaving one man injured.  According to WSPA.com, “[o]fficers responded to a call in reference to a gunshot victim at the Dixie Estates Mobile Home Park on Holder Lane at about 2 a.m.”  FoxCarolina.com reports, “deputies found an adult male who was shot at least once. EMS transported him to a local hospital with what deputies call serious injuries.”  According to the media reports, K9 units were used to track the suspects, but were unsuccessful.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of mobile home parks have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the mobile home park is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the mobile home park owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Shamya Saultz Fatally Shot at Columbus Apartment Complex.

Shamya Saultz Fatally Shot at Columbus Apartment Complex. (10tv.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Columbus apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Columbus, Ohio apartment complex early Wednesday morning, June 5, 2019, leaving one teen girl dead and one teen boy injured.  According to NBC4i.com, “at about 12:30am, Wednesday, officers were called to an apartment complex in the 40 block of West Welch Avenue on the report of a shooting.”  When officers arrived found “two teenagers, one boy and one girl, injured,” reports 10tv.com.  According to the news story, “[t]he girl, identified by police as 15-year-old Shamya Saultz, was transported to Grant Medical Center where she later died…a 14-year-old boy was also shot and is listed as stable.”  NBC4i.com is reporting, “an unknown suspect, wearing all black, entered the residence and fired on a gathering of family and friends, striking the two teens.”  

The suspect has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Shamya Saultz and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any disturbances or suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the complex?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, Shamya Saultz‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any other victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Shamya Saultz‘s family and any other injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Woman Assaulted and Robbed in Charlotte Apartment Complex Home Invasion.

Woman Assaulted and Robbed in Charlotte Apartment Complex Home Invasion. (WBTV.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the home invasion assault at a Charlotte apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

An alleged home invasion on Thursday morning, June 6, 2019, at a Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex left one woman injured.  According to WBTV.com, Charlotte Police are looking for two men who allegedly “forced their way into a woman’s home, knocked her out and attempted to sexually assault her early Thursday morning.”  WSOCtv.com is reporting, “It happened at about 6 a.m. at the Lexington Greens apartment complex off Archdale Drive.”  Per the report, “two armed men wearing masks came in through the unlocked door, assaulted the woman and took off with cash…[o]ne of the suspects pistol-whipped the woman, briefly knocking her out, and tried to sexually assault her.”  The victim did call police immediately after the attack, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.  According to the WSOCtv.com report, “[t]he same woman reported an attempted breaking and entering two days before the assault…[d]etectives do not know if the two cases are connected.”

The incident is still under investigation and no suspects have been identified according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this home invasion and assault may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the assault?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the assault?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for her injuries and suffering.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Shaquille Antionette Madison Killed in Eden NC Apartment Complex Shooting.

Shaquille Antionette Madison Killed in Eden NC Apartment Complex Shooting. (WXII12.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Eden apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Eden, North Carolina apartment complex Sunday night, June 2, 2019, leaving one young woman dead.  According to MyFox8.com, “about 9:03 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a report of a person with a gunshot wound at Klyce St. Manor apartments at 817 Klyce Street.”  When officers arrived at the scene, “they found 25-year-old Shaquille Antionette Madison, of Ridgeway, Virginia, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.” According to WXII12.com, authorities immediately detained a suspect, and that suspect “is also accused of shooting at another individual who was not injured.”

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Shaquille Antionette Madison at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any disturbances or suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, Shaquille Antionette Madison‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Shaquille Antionette Madison‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Ashford Palmetto Square Apartments Shooting Leaves Two Men Injured.

Ashford Palmetto Square Apartments Shooting Leaves Two Men Injured. (Live5News.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Charleston apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Charleston, South Carolina apartment complex Sunday night, June 2, 2019, leaving two men injured.  According to ABCNews4.com, police officers investigating a shooting at “Ashford Palmetto Square Apartments at 1551 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in West Ashley…responded around 7:28 p.m. on Sunday night, and discovered two victims with gunshot wound.”  Live5News.com is reporting, “EMS took two men to the hospital who [were] wounded in the incident to MUSC for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.”  

Police have not identified any suspects according to the media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Oxford Manor Apartments Shooting Leaves Man Injured.

Oxford Manor Apartments Shooting Leaves Man Injured. (WRAL.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Durham apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Durham, North Carolina apartment complex Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019, leaving one man injured.  According to WRAL.com, “A man was playing basketball in a Durham apartment complex when he was shot in the back.” The shooting happened at Oxford Manor on Danube Lane according to the report. The victim was taken to Duke Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  No suspect has been identified but police believe shots were fired from a dark-colored Dodge Journey per the media report.

This apartment complex has been in the news before.  WRAL.comreported on a shooting incident in November 2018 and ABC11.comreported on an incident in April 2016.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

KeAaron Taylor Killed in Dallas Apartment Complex Shooting.

KeAaron Taylor Killed in Dallas Apartment Complex Shooting. (NBCdwf.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Dallas apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Dallas, Texas apartment complex early Friday morning, May 31, 2019, leaving one teen boy dead.  According to NBCdwf.com, “[o]fficers responded about midnight to the 8000 block of Marvin D. Love Freeway.”  Per the report, police believe “KeAaron Taylor…a 17-year-old…was involved in an argument with a group of people…[d]uring the course of the argument, the victim was shot.”  DallasNews.com is reporting, KeAaron Taylor] was taken by witnesses to Methodist Charlton Medical Center.”  after arriving at that hospital, “he was airlifted to another hospital but died on the way,” according to the report.

No arrests have been made according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect KeAaron Taylor at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any disturbances prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, KeAaron Taylor‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that KeAaron Taylor‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Ayanna Hunter Killed in Niskayuna Apartment Complex Shooting.

Ayanna Hunter Killed in Niskayuna Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Niskayuna apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Niskayuna, New York apartment complex Monday night, May 27, 2019, leaving one young woman dead.  According to WNYT.com, “Police say at about 8:20 Monday night that a series of shots was fired in the parking lot at the Hillcrest Village West apartments in Niskayuna.”  Arriving officers found “21-year-old Ayanna Hunter of Schenectady lying in the parking lot” according to the report.  DailyGazette.com is reporting “a gathering had been going on there on the Memorial Day holiday when police said as many as eight shots were fired.” Per the report,  Ms. Hunter was taken to the hospital where she died.  

No arrests have been made, there may be more than one suspect according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Ayanna Hunter at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of the gathering prior to the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, Ayanna Hunter‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Ayanna Hunter‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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