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ApartmentCrime-300x200Apartment residents have a right to provide a safe and secure home for their families. Unfortunately, tenants have little control over apartment community safety measures and access controls. As such, it is the duty of apartment complex owners and management companies to provide a safe premises for their tenants.

An October collaboration between the Memphis Housing Authority and SafeWays aims to improve safety conditions for thousands of residents.

SafeWays, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the safety and quality of life for Shelby County apartment residents, has partnered with Memphis Housing Authority (MHA) to bring eight MHA-managed properties into its program. SafeWays’ goal is for every apartment neighborhood is to provide a sense of community and an environment free from continuous exposure to crime. MHA estimates about 2,450 households or approximately 4,587 individuals will be positively impacted by the new partnership, which began September 1, 2018. 

The eight MHA-managed properties that were brought into the SafeWays program on September 1, 2018 are:

Borda Towers, 21 Neely
Barry Homes, 255 Lauderdale
Jefferson Square, 741 Adams
Venson Center, 439 Beale
Montgomery Plaza, 1395 Pennsylvania
Kefauver Terrace, 7620 Robinson Cove
GE Patterson Pointe, 866 Latham
Askew Place, 521 Vance Park

Victims of Apartment Violence: Know Your Rights

Memphis apartment residents have a right to feel safe and secure in their homes and to protect their families and guests. By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and their guests from any foreseeable harm. Should an apartment complex owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any sexual assaults, injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims and families of negligent apartment security. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and we offer our legal assistance, if desired. 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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Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Albany nightclub shooting and are justice and compensation available to Joseph Davis’ family and the injured victims?

Local News

Gunfire erupted “outside [a club] at 348 Central Ave.” Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, claiming the life of 42-year-old Joseph Davis and leaving two others injured, according to Westport News.

Police told WNYT the nightclub “was crowded with several hundred people at the time.” Mr. Davis, a 21-year-old woman, and a 23-year-old man were all transported to Albany Medical Center, where Mr. Davis tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. The identities and conditions of the other two victims have not been released.

Did negligent security contribute to this Albany nightclub 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 Joseph Davis’ family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in New York, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub patrons 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.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bag checks, visible surveillance cameras, off-duty police, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Joseph Davis may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the other victims of this shooting may pursue legal claims for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Bar and Nightclub Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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Could the senseless loss of this Indianapolis boy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Juwan-Howard Smith’s family?

Local News

Security measures are in question after 16-year-old Juwan-Howard Smith was shot and killed “at the Lakeside Pointe at Nora Apartments near 91st Street and College Avenue” Monday night, October 8, 2018, according to The Indy Channel.

The young victim’s family told WTHR he “was a Southport High School student on fall break.” He will be remembered as “a good student and athlete, [and] a protective brother of his three siblings.”

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.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Juwan-Howard Smith at the time of the shooting?

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, Juwan-Howard Smith’s family 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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Could the unconscionable shooting of Adriana Ruiz have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim?

Local News

Security measures are in question after 12-year-old Adriana Ruiz was shot and injured in her Houston apartment home Friday night, October 5, 2018.

According to WKRN News, the heroic young victim gathered her siblings “in a back room” when gunfire erupted in “the courtyard of the apartment complex.” Sadly, Miss Ruiz was struck when “[o]ne of the bullets went through a wall and hit [her] in the abdomen.” She was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital with injuries.

“Houston Police Assistant Chief Bill Dobbins lauded Adriana for protecting the other children, whose ages ranged from 4 to 10,” per Houston Chronicle reports. Her mother was apparently in the apartment complex laundry room when the shooting occurred.

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 senseless shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • How did the assailants 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 Miss Ruiz at the time of the shooting?

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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, young Adriana Ruiz and her family may seek justice and elect to 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Norfolk nightclub shooting and are justice and compensation available to Jawon Bray?

Local News

Security measures are in question after 21-year-old Jawon Bray was seriously injured in a shooting “inside Broadway Restaurant and Lounge early morning Sunday,” September 30, 2018, according to 13 News Now.

“Despite a sign at the door that says ‘no weapons allowed,’ Sunday’s shooting marks the third time shots have been fired there since June,” WAVY 10 reports. “Since October of last year, Norfolk police responded to 72 calls for service at the nightclub. The type of calls range from larceny to disturbances and assaults.”

Did negligent security contribute to this Norfolk nightclub 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 Jawon Bray may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Virginia, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub patrons 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as weapons screenings, metal detectors, bag checks, visible surveillance cameras, off-duty police, and security personnel, were implemented by the nightclub owner, following media reports of prior gun 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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Jawon Bray may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Bar and Nightclub Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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Could the unconscionable shooting of this Memphis boy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim?

Local News

Security measures are in question after a 15-year-old boy was shot outside of the “Hickory Forest apartments” Thursday morning, October 4, 2018, according to WREG 3.  A man reportedly opened fire on a “group of teens” in the complex parking lot. The young victim fled to a Burger King with a “gunshot wound to the arm.”

The complex was apparently the location of a shooting and home invasion in July, per WREG reports.

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 unconscionable shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?

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, the young victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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Did a security failure contribute to this senseless Roanoke sports bar shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Local News

Gunfire broke out “at [a] Sports Lounge around 1:30 a.m.” Friday, September 21, 2018, according to The Roanoke Times.

Police told ABC 13, a male victim was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital “with multiple gunshot wounds.” His identity and current condition have not been released.

Did negligent security contribute to this Roanoke sports lounge 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 may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Virginia, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.

Our Legal Take

Bar and parking lot patrons 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright parking lot lighting, surveillance cameras, and off-duty police patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

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 bar or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Bar and Nightclub Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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Could the senseless loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Burrus’ family?

Local News

Security measures are in question after 22-year-old Davonte Burrus was shot and killed outside “the Maple Gardens apartment complex Wednesday night,” September 26, 2018, according to The Daily Journal.

Police told NJ.com officers discovered Mr. Burrus “with gunshot wounds in the center lot” of the apartment complex around 6 p.m. Mr. Burrus was transported to Inspira Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

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.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Burrus at the time of the shooting?

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, the family of Davonte Burrus may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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“In the past five years, hundreds of commercial zip-line parks have opened in the United States. At least 400 are open nationwide, and more are on the way. You can zip-line across ski runs in the off-season at Hunter Mountain in New York or over giraffes at the Columbus Zoo. In Paso Robles, California, you can ride the Pinot Express zip line over the Santa Margarita Ranch vineyard. You can even zip-line in your own backyard using DIY kits from companies like Slackers and Ripline,” Outside Online reports. “As adventure parks make their way across the Pacific and open in every U.S. state, the question to ask: Is anyone regulating them?”

Following the tragic deaths of two children, WRAL reports, North Carolina “families are pushing for greater oversight for the industry that currently has very little.”

Rides at the State Fair undergo state inspections each year. So do ski lifts, elevators and moving walkways at the airport. But zip lines and ropes courses don’t get the same treatment….In North Carolina, inspections are self-regulated by the aerial adventure industry.

In July 2018, a “new ropes course at [a lodge]” was temporarily closed “after a child fell,” according to Ozarks First. The young victim was transported to the hospital in “stable” condition.

In September 2018, CBS Boston reports, Duxbury firefighters rescued a 12-year-old girl, who was found “dangling 30 feet in the air by her ankles” on a “a high angle ropes confidence course at [a local camp].”

Victims of Adventure Course Accidents: Know Your Rights

Adventure course patrons have a right to be safe and secure while enjoying the property. By law, adventure course owners have a duty to protect patrons from any foreseeable harm. This responsibility is particularly critical when overseeing the safety of children. Should an adventure course property owner fail to implement proper security precautions, safety training, or equipment inspections, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Could the senseless loss of this young man have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Miller’s family?

Local News

20-year-old Robert Bellamy Miller, III was shot and killed outside a mobile home community “at 4713 E Hillsborough Ave.” Wednesday, September 26, 2018, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Mr. Miller was transported to St. Josephs Hospital with “upper body gunshot wounds,” per ABC Action News reports. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries.

Our Legal Take

Mobile home community 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.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Miller at the time of the shooting?

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, the family of Robert Bellamy Miller, III may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Property Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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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