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Bossier City, LA Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Teen Male Injured.

Bossier City, LA Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Teen Male Injured. (KTBS.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Bossier City 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

A male teen was shot at a Bossier City, Louisiana apartment complex Wednesday night, February 12, 2020.  

As reported by KTBS.com, “[j]ust after 10 p.m. Wednesday, authorities were called to the Scott-Dickerson Homes in the 2100 block of Scott Street.”

According to the report, “[officers] found a 17-year-old who had been shot in the stomach.”

KSLA.com is reporting, “[the] 17-year-old male [was] taken to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport…[t]here’s no immediate word on that person’s condition.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of 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 his 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.

Update: Melissa Williams Identified as Victim Killed in Lakewood, WA Apartment Home Invasion.

Update: Melissa Williams Identified as Victim Killed in Lakewood, WA Apartment Home Invasion. (Stock Photo: Murray Legal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the home invasion and shooting death at a Lakewood 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

Update: KIRO7.com has identified the victim in a Lakewood, Washington Apartment home invasion robbery as “36-year-old Melissa Williams.”

A woman was reportedly shot and killed during an attempted home invasion at a Lakewood, Washington apartment complex early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2020.  

As reported by KomoNews.com, “[o]fficers were called to the Union Crest Apartments in the 14900 block of Union Avenue just after 1 a.m. after receiving a report from the victim’s father that his daughter had just been shot during a robbery inside the apartment.”

According to the report, “Medics and police arrived to find a 36-year-old woman dead from a gunshot wound to the head.”

Q13Fox.com is reporting “[the] father said two men entered the apartment to rob the people inside…[o]ne of the suspects with a gun was in the father’s room, while the other man was in another room with his daughter, he told police.”

According to the media reports, “[b]oth gunmen ran off after the shooting and stealing electronics from the home.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 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 suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property 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, Melissa Williams’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 Melissa Williams’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.

Carlos Chapa Injured in Dallas, TX Entertainment Center Shooting.

Carlos Chapa Injured in Dallas, TX Entertainment Center Shooting. (WFAA.com)

Could the shooting at a Dallas entertainment center have been prevented 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 Dallas, Texas entertainment center Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020, leaving one man injured.

As reported by WFAA.com, “Dallas Police responded to a shooting at a North Dallas [entertainment center] around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.”

According to the report, “two groups of individuals were involved in a verbal altercation outside the venue. When they took their fight outside, one suspect shot an innocent bystander in the parking lot.”

WBAP.com is reporting, “Carlos Chapa…was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the thigh and allowed to return home Sunday night.”

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Entertainment center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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 prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of 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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Carlos Chapa 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 Carlos Chapa retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his 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.

Eden Pointe Apartments Shooting, Memphis, TN, Leaves One Man Injured.

Eden Pointe Apartments Shooting, Memphis, TN, Leaves One Man Injured. (WREG.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Memphis 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 Memphis, Tennessee apartment complex Tuesday afternoon, February 11, 2020, leaving one man injured.

As reported by WREG.com, “[t]he Memphis Fire Department says they transported a man to the Regional Medical Center after a shooting call on East Danville Circle, which is in the Eden Pointe Apartments off of Knight Arnold Road.”

Fox13Memphis.com is reporting, “[i]t happened just after 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.”

It is not clear what condition the victim is in or if a suspect has been identified.

The shooting investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 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 suspicious activity or suspicious people on property 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 his 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.

Union Crest Apartments Home Invasion and Shooting, Lakewood, WA, Leaves One Woman Fatally Injured.

Union Crest Apartments Home Invasion and Shooting, Lakewood, WA, Leaves One Woman Fatally Injured. (Q13Fox.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the home invasion and shooting death at a Lakewood 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

A woman was reportedly shot and killed during an attempted home invasion at a Lakewood, Washington apartment complex early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2020.  

As reported by KomoNews.com, “[o]fficers were called to the Union Crest Apartments in the 14900 block of Union Avenue just after 1 a.m. after receiving a report from the victim’s father that his daughter had just been shot during a robbery inside the apartment.”

According to the report, “Medics and police arrived to find a 36-year-old woman dead from a gunshot wound to the head.”

Q13Fox.com is reporting “[the] father said two men entered the apartment to rob the people inside…[o]ne of the suspects with a gun was in the father’s room, while the other man was in another room with his daughter, he told police.”

According to the media reports, “[b]oth gunmen ran off after the shooting and stealing electronics from the home.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Top-100-Trial-Lawyers

FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 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 suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property 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’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 the victim’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.

Charlotte, NC Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Multiple People Injured.

Charlotte, NC Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Multiple People Injured. (Live5News.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Charlotte 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 Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex Sunday morning, February 9, 2019, leaving multiple people injured.

As reported by Live5News.com, “[t]he incident occurred Sunday morning on the 8700 block of Avebury Drive, off of East W.T. Harris Boulevard.”

According to the report, “multiple people were shot during a fight in an apartment complex parking lot…[a]ll had non-life-threatening injuries.”

WCNC.com has identified the apartness as the “Barrington Place Apartments.”

The shooting investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 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 suspicious activity or suspicious people on property 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.

Randall Andrews Killed, Karl Shackleford Injured in Kinston, NC Motel Shooting.

Randall Andrews Killed, Karl Shackleford Injured in Kinston, NC Motel Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this motel shooting death 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

A man killed and another man was injured after a shooting at a Kinston, North Carolina motel Saturday night, February 8, 2020.

As reported by WITN.com, “[t]he shooting happened at [an] Inn & Suites on East New Bern Road in Kinston on Feb. 8 shortly after 11 p.m.”

According to the report, [w]hen officers arrived, they found a 27-year old Kinston man with multiple gunshot wounds…[o]fficers then learned that another person had been taken to the same hospital in a private vehicle with gunshot wounds.”

NeuseNews.com is reporting, “Randall Andrews, 27 years old of Kinston, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at UNC Lenoir Hospital. The second victim, Karl Shackleford, 26 years old of Kinston, was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC for further treatment.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Motel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the motel 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 or near the property?
  • Was the motel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of 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 motel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the family of Randall Andrews may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, Karl Shackleford 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 family of Randall Andrews and any injured 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. 

Centerra at Fitzsimmons Apartment Complex Shooting in Aurora, CO Leaves Multiple People Injured.

Centerra at Fitzsimmons Apartment Complex Shooting in Aurora, CO Leaves Multiple People Injured. (SentinelColorado.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at an Aurora 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

Three people were shot and injured at an Aurora, Colorado apartment complex Monday morning, February 10, 2020.  

As reported by 9news.com, “[t]he shooting happened at about 10:50 a.m. at the Centerra at Fitzsimmons complex in the area of East 4th Avenue and Potomac Street.”

According to the report, “[o]fficers arrived in that area and found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.”

SentinelColorado.com is reporting, “[i]nvestigators later detained two people in connection with the shooting near the intersection of East Second Avenue and Potomac Street…[b]oth of the people who were detained were also injured and taken to a local hospital.”

The investigation is ongoing.  

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 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 victims at the time of the incident?
  • 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 suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the incident? 

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.

Lexington, KY Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Juvenile Fatally Injured.

Lexington, KY Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves Juvenile Fatally Injured. (WKYT.com)

Did negligent security contribute to shooting at a Lexington 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

A juvenile was killed after a shooting at a Lexington, Kentucky apartment complex Monday night, February 10, 2020.  

As reported by WKYT.com, “[o]fficers said someone fired shots into an apartment on Nancy Hanks Road around 11:20 p.m. Monday night.”

According to the report, “[a]t least one person inside was struck. That person was taken to UK Hospital with life-threatening injuries.”

Lex18.com is reporting, “the victim was a juvenile and died of their injuries.”

No suspects have been identified, the investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 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 suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property 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’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 the victim’s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his 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.

David Jeremiah Damato Killed in Dallas, TX Apartment Home Invasion Shooting.

David Jeremiah Damato Killed in Dallas, TX Apartment Home Invasion Shooting. (DallasNews.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

A man was fatally injured after a home invasion shooting at a Dallas, Texas apartment complex early Sunday morning, February 9, 2020.  

As reported by Dallasnews.com, “Dallas police responded about 6:30 a.m. Sunday to a call about the shooting at the [apartments] in the 3100 block of Cliff Creek Crossing Drive, near East Kirnwood Drive.”

WFAA.com is reporting “David Jeremiah Damato was killed after multiple masked gunmen broke into his second-floor apartment shortly before 6:30 a.m.”

According to the report, “[the victim] and a witness were in a bedroom at the time and heard the glass break in the living room…[the victim] armed himself with a .40-caliber Glock in response. When one of the suspects then confronted [the victim] in the apartment’s bedroom, [the victim] fired several rounds at that suspect…[t]he suspect was shot in the torso by [the victim], which is when [a second suspect] entered the bedroom armed with a “9mm HighPoint rifle,”…[the suspect] allegedly then shot at [the victim] hitting him in the head and torso and killing him.”

Four suspects have been arrested in connection to the home invasion shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

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 at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property 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, David Jeremiah Damato‘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 David Jeremiah Damato‘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.
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