Did a Security Lapse Contribute to the Woodland City Apartment Shooting in Dallas?
A woman was reportedly shot during an attempted robbery outside of the Woodland City Apartments Saturday, January 6, 2017.
According to FOX 4 News, “someone approached [the victim and her friends] around 12:30 a.m. at the Woodland City Apartments on Jim Miller Road and tried to rob them.” The victim was apparently “shot in the face during a robbery attempt.” Friends transported her to a nearby gas station to call for help. The victim’s current condition has not been released.
The apartment complex was apparently the subject of a fatal shooting investigation in March 2013, per NBC-DFW 5 News reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Apartment complex 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 in the complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, security patrols, bright lighting, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to protect residents and guests, following prior media reports of gun violence on property?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim 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.
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