Durham, NC – January 7, 2019
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Durham apartment shooting and are justice and compensation available to the young victim?
Security measures are under scrutiny after a 15-year-old girl was shot and seriously injured while sitting inside a car at the “Magnolia Pointe apartment complex” Monday afternoon, January 7, 2019, according to CBS 17.
“Investigators have not reported an arrest in the case or a motive for the gunfire,” The News & Observer reports.
The complex was apparently the location of a prior shooting investigation in August 2017, per ABC 11 reports. The continued gun violence raises grave questions over resident and guest safety.
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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, 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 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.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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