Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of this young man?
17-year-old Ja’Donte Hancock was reportedly shot and killed while protecting his family during a home invasion at the J. Henry Hale apartment complex Tuesday night, December 5, 2017.
According to ABC 6, Mr. Hancock and his family were sleeping when “two suspects kicked in the door” of their “J. Henry Hale” apartment home, shortly before midnight. Mr. Hancock was apparently shot while attempting to defend his family. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. Police are still searching for suspects, per Tennessean reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss? 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 Tennessee, 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place 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, the family of Ja’Donte Hancock 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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