Did a security failure contribute to this Memphis apartment shooting?
A pregnant woman was reportedly shot and injured inside her home at the Legacy at the Parkway apartment complex in Memphis Thursday, April 26, 2018.
According to FOX 13, the violent home invasion occurred around 6:00 a.m. at the Legacy at the Parkway Apartments in Hickory Hill. A female suspect apparently “kicked open the door” and shot the pregnant victim multiple times before fleeing with her cellphone. The victim told police she “started knocking on doors and screaming for help, but nobody answered.” She eventually “ran a mile to a friend’s apartment” to call 911.
Did negligent security contribute to this Memphis apartment 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 below to find out if the victim 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 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 shooting may have been prevented.
Recent crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a staggering number of assaults in the surrounding area. Was the apartment complex owner aware of local criminal activity? If so, what additional security precautions, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented to deter crime and protect residents?
- Media reports indicate the victim could not find help inside her own apartment complex and had to run a mile to call 911. Where was apartment staff and security during this critical time? Did the delayed response cause any further harm to the victim or her unborn child?
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 or management 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 and any harm to her unborn child.
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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