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