Security Failure? Albuquerque Woman Sexually Assaulted in Cinnamon Tree Apartment

Did a security failure contribute to this unconscionable Albuquerque apartment assault and robbery?

A 60-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted during an apparent robbery home invasion at the Cinnamon Tree apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 2018.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, police are searching for the man who “tied up and raped a woman before robbing her” at the “Cinnamon Tree Apartments.” Police told KRQE the assailant first approached the victim outside her home and asked for a cigarette. “She went back inside her apartment and got it….When she went back in, he kicked the door in, forcing the chain off the door–kind of home invasion style–found some duct tape and was able to duct tape her up, and unfortunately sexually assaulted this female.”

Did negligent security contribute to this Albuquerque apartment assault? 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 of this attack may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in New Mexico, 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 unconscionable attack may have been prevented.

  • How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents 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 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 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 Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe 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 Hispanic 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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