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.
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