Did a security failure contribute to the death of this young Houston mother?
Apartment security measures may be subject to question after a reported shooting tragically claimed the life of, 29-year-old Houston mother, Tiffany McKnight Sunday morning, April 22, 2018.
According to ABC 13, gunfire erupted outside Ms. McKnight’s apartment “in the 2000 block of Reed Road.” CBS 46 reports, Ms. McKnight “was returning home from the grocery store when [the suspect] approached her and asked to use her phone.” The assailant apparently “dragged [Ms. McKnight] out of her vehicle and shot her multiple times” before fleeing the scene. Sadly, family members told media Ms. McKnight leaves behind a 9-year-old son.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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 Tiffany McKnight’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 assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. McKnight at the time of the assault?
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 Tiffany McKnight may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her 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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