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Eagle Hill Apartment Shooting: December 27, 2018

Did negligent security contribute to this unconscionable shooting and are justice and compensation available to the Lewis family?

Little Rock News

The Little Rock community is calling for justice following the deaths of 23-year-old Jamika Lewis and her 2-year-old son, Ja’Shun Watson, killed in an apartment shooting Thursday, December 27, 2018.

According to FOX 16, Ms. Lewis and her son were discovered with fatal injuries “in the parking lot of the Eagle Hill Apartments just of Baseline Road in Little Rock.” Ms. Lewis’ infant daughter “was found inside a car nearby unharmed.”

The Eagle Hill complex was the location of a prior fatal shooting investigation in February, 2018, per Arkansas Online reports. These tragedies raise grave questions over security measures on property.

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.

  • What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner to deter crime and protect residents and guests following media reports of prior gun 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 family of Jamika Lewis and Ja’Shun Watson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wronful deaths.

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 victims’ 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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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Dunlap’s family?

Local News

28-year-old Zonta Monti Dunlap was shot and killed during an apparent robbery “at the Brookson Apartments” on Hambright Road in Huntersville Wednesday, December 26, 2018, according to WCCB Charlotte.

“A second man was transported to CMC Main with life threatening injuries,” per FOX 46 reports. His identity and current condition have not been released.

Police told WCCB Charlotte one suspect has been arrested on charges including “first degree murder” and “robbery with a dangerous weapon.” A second suspect has been identified.

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 gunmen gain entry to the complex?
  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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, Zonta Monti Dunlap’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the surviving victim may pursue legal claims for his 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

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Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Santa Clara apartment shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Santa Clara News

A man and woman were injured early Thursday morning when gunfire erupted “in the parking lot of the Sobrato Family Living Center,” according to The Mercury News.

Police told The Cupertino Patch, a group of people were socializing outside the apartment complex when “a dark colored sedan pulled into the lot” and “[n]umerous rounds were shot indiscriminately into the crowd.” As police continue to search for suspects, questions remain over security measures in the complex.

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.

  • How did the gunman and vehicle gain entry to the complex?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents 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 victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Brightway Commons Apartment Shooting: December 23, 2018

Did negligent security contribute to this unconscionable shooting and are justice and compensation available to the young victim?

Milford News

A 4-year-old girl was shot by a stray bullet while standing next to the Christmas tree inside a Milford apartment home Sunday night, December 23, 2018.

According to The Milford Beacon, gunfire erupted “during a confrontation at the Brightway Commons apartment complex.” Milford police told the  Delaware News Journal, a stray bullet pierced the back door window, striking the young girl in the back of her head. She was transported to Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Her identity and current condition have not been released.

The Brightway Commons complex was the location of a double shooting investigation in April 2018, per Delaware News Journal reports.

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.

  • How did the gunmen gain entry to the complex?
  • Where was apartment management and security during the initial altercation in the courtyard? Were police called at the start of that dispute?
  • What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner to deter crime and protect residents and guests following media reports of prior gun 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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this teenage boy and are justice and compensation available to Gerald Watson’s family?

Local News

15-year-old Gerald Watson ran for his life through a Washington D.C. apartment complex December 13, 2018, before he was fatally shot by two assailants in a stairwell. Police have since made an arrest, but grave questions over apartment security measures remain.

D.C. Police told WTOP, officers discovered Mr. Watson “in the stairwell of his apartment building after…he was cornered by two masked shooters.” Witnesses told media the young man was heard pleading to neighbors, “Help me. Open the door.”

According to The Washington Post, the Anacostia High School freshman “played basketball in a late-night league called Shoot Hoops Not Bullets” and “guided troubled classmates through therapy sessions.” Additionally, Mr. Watson “made a name for himself on the football field, helping his team win a recreation-league championship.” The promising young athlete “was heading to a recreation center to play basketball when he was killed.”

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 gunmen gain entry to the complex?
  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Watson 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, Gerald Watson’s family 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

DISCLAIMERS:
The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request. 
 
The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.
 
“Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

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Did negligent security contribute to the senseless loss of this young man and are justice and compensation available to Juforest Hicks’ family?

Local News

Gunfire erupted outside a Charlotte apartment complex Monday night, December 17, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 21-year-old Juforest Ishaih Hicks.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police told WSOCTV 9, Mr. Hicks fled to a nearby gas station for help after suffering multiple gunshot wounds “at an apartment complex on Axminster Court.” Mr. Hicks was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

Police have not yet released information on a suspect or motive, per WCNC reports.

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 gunman gain entry to the complex?
  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Hicks 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, Juforest Ishaih Hicks’ 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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A south Baltimore family was out Christmas shopping when they were reportedly attacked at a stop light Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018. The father told FOX 5, he was “going to [a] Mall to get his 13-year-old a pair of boots when they were attacked at a stop light.” He and his teenage daughter were struck when an assailant opened fire on the vehicle during an apparent carjacking. Their current conditions have not been released.

In February 2018, FOX 5 reported a 30-year-old man was “believed to have been shot across from [the same] Mall.”

In March 2017, The Baltimore Sun reported a man “was shot multiple times in the 2400 block of Reisterstown Road just south of…[the same] Mall.”

Criminal activity surrounding the shopping center raises security questions for shoppers, particularly during the busy holiday season.

Victims of Mall and Parking Facility Violence: Know Your Rights

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting, both inside a business and outside in the parking lot. By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. For example, should a shopping center owner have knowledge of prior violence on or near property, they have a responsibility to implement additional security precautions to protect patrons and deter such crime. Should a mall owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

Local News

A 54-year-old man was shot and killed outside of his Sunnyside apartment Wednesday night, December 12, 2018.

According to The Houston Chronicle, gunfire erupted shortly before 11 p.m. “in the 9400 block of Coffee Street.” Responding officers saw a gunman “fleeing the apartment,” but were unable ” to find him after searching with a helicopter and K-9 unit.” The incident raises grave questions over complex security.

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.

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    How did the gunman gain entry to the complex?

  • Recent crime reports, from Spotcrime.com, reveal a number of assaults and robberies in the surrounding area. What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner and management to protect residents and deter such crime?

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 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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Did negligent security contribute to this Ventura motel sexual assault and are justice and compensation available to the survivor?

Local News

Security measures are in question after a woman was reportedly sexually assaulted while sleeping in her room “at the Ventura Beach House Motel on 1220 E. Thompson Blvd.” Friday morning, December 7, 2018, according to KTLA 5.

Police told The Citizens Journal, a man “forced his way into the victim’s motel room and assaulted her while she was sleeping.” A suspect has since been arrested and charged with “forcible rape and burglary.”

 Our Legal Take

Motel 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 motel and whether this unconscionable assault may have been prevented.

  • How did the assailant gain entry to the motel?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, guest screening, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, dead bolts, and visible security patrols, were in place to protect guests and deter crime at the time of the assault?

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 motel owner or property manager failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the survivor may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and suffering.

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.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Hotel Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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