Did negligent security contribute to the death of Carlos Lopez and are justice and compensation available to his family?
Security measures are in question after 36-year-old Carlos Lopez was reportedly shot and killed during a violent robbery at a west Houston apartment complex Wednesday morning, July 25, 2018.
According to The Houston Chronicle, Mr. Lopez was “shot multiple times during a robbery at an apartment complex…at 1445 Lakeside Estates Drive.” MySanAntonio News reports, Mr. Lopez managed to flee to another “complex on Wilcrest to ask for help, which is when someone called the police.”
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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 Carlos Lopez’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated entry, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Lopez at the time of the shooting?
- Media reports indicate Mr. Lopez had to flee to another apartment complex for help. Where was apartment security and management during this critical time?
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 security company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Carlos Lopez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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.
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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.
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