Articles Posted in Security Negligence

Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this young man and are justice and compensation available to Javon Sherwood’s family?

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Security measures are in question after 22-year-old Javon Daniel Alim Sherwood was shot and killed “at the Belle Haven Apartment Homes on Autumn Lake Court” Saturday evening, December 1, 2018, according to WSOC-TV 9.

The tragedy comes amid a recent spike in “violent crimes in the University City area,” WSOC-TV 9 reports,  including a November apartment complex parking lot shooting.

Police are still searching for suspects and a motive, leaving neighbors shaken, per WBTV 3 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 at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • How did the shooter(s) gain entry to the complex?
  • What additional security measures, such as gated and guarded entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior violence in the surrounding area?

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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Javon Sherwood’s family 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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Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this young man and are justice and compensation available to the young victim’s family?

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According to The Commercial Appeal, gunfire erupted “at the Peppertree Apartments…on Graceland Drive” Wednesday morning, November 14, 2018, claiming the life of an 18-year-old man.

The tragedy raises grave questions over security measures at the complex, which has an extensive “history of problems,” per WREG reports. “In 2015, MPD reported 1,000 calls from murders to drugs.”

 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 at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • How did the shooter(s) gain entry to the complex?
  • What additional security measures, such as gated and guarded entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, tenant background checks, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior violence on property?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the young victim’s family 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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Could the tragic loss of this San Antonio father have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Xavier Avila’s family?

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29-year-old Xavier Avila was shot and killed following an argument “outside of [a] Sports Bar in the 1300 block of Bandera Road” Monday morning,  November 26, 2018, according to MySanAntonio News.

Family members told KSAT 12, Mr. Avila “was known for his sense of humor, burly stature and a booming personality.” Sadly, he leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter, “who they say was the love of his life.” While media reports indicate two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, questions remain concerning security measures at the sports bar.

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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of criminal activity on or near property?
  • Were any efforts made by bar security or staff to safely and separately remove all those involved in the initial altercation from the premises?
  • What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Avila 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, Xavier Avilas’s family 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 Bar and Parking Lot 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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Holiday shoppers, balancing purchases, purses, keys and cellphones, are particularly vulnerable targets for crime.  The National Safety Council cautions, “Large parking lots, such as those found at shopping malls, are considered most vulnerable to crime, according to the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center. One way for consumers to steer clear of trouble is to pick a lot where pedestrian traffic is restricted and video surveillance equipment is used to monitor the facility.”

What can mall parking lot owners do to protect their patrons and deter crime this holiday season?

The Urban Institute’s Safe City guide urges property owners to assess crime and develop strategic plans to protect patrons. Suggested security strategies include:

  • Restrict pedestrian traffic through parking facility
  • Install video surveillance throughout parking facility
  • Keep parking facility clean and well maintained
  • Improve surveillance by keeping shrubs and trees well manicured
  • Reduce number of entrance/exit points
  • Install entrance/exit barriers
  • Require use of ticket for exit even if no parking fee is charged
  • Improve lighting in and around the parking facility
  • Hire a parking attendant or security guard to patrol the facility
  • Introduce bike patrols to patrol facility
  • Post signs to encourage drivers to protect themselves, for example: “Prevent theft: lock your car and hide valuables out of sight.”
  • Post warning signs to deter potential perpetrators, for example: “This area is under surveillance for your safety.”

Victims of Parking Facility Violence: Know Your Rights

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting, both inside a business and outside in the parking lot. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a shopping center owner have knowledge of prior violence on or near property, they have a responsibility to implement additional security precautions to protect patrons and deter such crime. Should a mall owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Could the tragic loss of this West Ashley father have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Joshua Porcher’s family?

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32-year-old Joshua Porcher was reportedly shot and killed while “walking from [a restaurant] to his car with his children” in West Ashley Saturday night, November 24, 2018, according to WCSC 5.

Police told FOX 8, responding officers discovered Mr. Porcher “next to his vehicle” in “the [restaurant’s] parking lot on Sam Rittenberg Road” shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Disturbingly, this is reportedly not the first shooting to occur outside the restaurant.  WCSC 5 reports, “a shooting at the same [restaurant] left two wounded” in 2014. The unconscionable incidents raise questions over security measures on property.

Our Legal Take

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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines, and security patrols were implemented to deter crime and protect patrons 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Joshua Porcher’s family 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 Parking Lot 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 tragic loss of this young man have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Harvey’s family?

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Gunfire erupted “at the North Augusta Gardens apartment complex” Tuesday afternoon, November 20, 2018, according to the Aiken Standard. 26-year-old Myikeem Harvey was discovered “inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.” Mr. Harvey succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.

Police have since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, per Augusta Chronicle reports. The tragedy raises grave questions over apartment complex security measures.

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 at the apartment complex 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, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Harvey 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Myikeem Harvey’s family 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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Could this senseless Rock Hill apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

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Two young men, ages 19 and 21, were shot and injured at “the apartments on Stoney Pointe Drive off Celanese Road” in Rock Hill Sunday morning, October 28, 2018, according to The Herald. Police told media the young victims “could not identify the person who shot them” or “how the suspects were able to get into the apartment.”

Stoney Pointe Drive was apparently the subject of prior apartment shooting investigations in April 2017 and November 2013, according to The Herald and WBTV reports. The incidents raise questions over apartment complex security.

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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to 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 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 this tragic North Las Vegas parking lot shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the young victim’s family?

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Security measures are in question after a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot “in a North Las Vegas strip mall parking lot” Tuesday afternoon, November 13, 2018, per Las Vegas Sun reports.

Police told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, gunfire erupted “in front of a grocery store and gas station” as several nearby schools were letting out. The young victim was transported to University Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

Our Legal Take

Parking lot and gas station 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 monitored surveillance cameras, clear sight lines and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the young 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 parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’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 Parking Lot 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 this tragic Winston-Salem apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Davis’ family?

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Security measures are under scrutiny after a Winston-Salem apartment complex shooting claimed the life of 17-year-old Tyrese Tamil Davis Wednesday evening, November 7, 2018.

According to FOX 8, the shooting occurred “at the Cambridge Apartments complex on West 23rd Street,” shortly before 8 p.m. The young victim, a Mount Tabor High School student, was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

Police told the Winston-Salem Journal, this “was not a drive by shooting” and “there are witnesses who have yet to come forward.” As police continue to search for suspects, another party’s role in this grievous loss comes into question.

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, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect Tyrese Davis 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, Tyrese Tamil Davis’ 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 this senseless Kansas City bar shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

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Three people were injured at “the Rhythm & Booze in Kansas City, Missouri early on Sunday,” September 16, 2018, according to KCTV 5.

The Kansas City Star reports, “[the alleged gunman] and his wife were escorted out” following “a physical altercation” with another man. The man apparently “came back to the bar with a handgun and shot the 30 year-old man in the back.” The victim’s friend and girlfriend were also struck during the shooting. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.

Our Legal Take

Bar 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.

  • How did the gunman gain re-entry to the bar with a weapon, after media reports that he was escorted out by staff?
  • Were police called at the start of the initial dispute?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, metal detectors, door security, and monitored surveillance cameras, 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 bar owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to 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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