Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of this young man?
A shooting outside the Gateway Village apartment complex in Simpsonville reportedly claimed the life of 21-year-old Collin Starcher Tuesday night, January 23, 2018.
According to FOX Carolina, gunfire resulted in a victim being located in a
“parking lot”of “the Gateway Village Apartments on Boyd Avenue,” shortly after 7:00 p.m. The Greenville News reports, Mr. Starcher was “involved in an altercation with one or more people” prior the shooting. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Where was apartment security and management at the start of the initial altercation? Were any efforts made to de-escalate the situation or call police prior to violence?
- What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and deter crime 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 and management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Collin Starcher 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.
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