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Two People Shot and Injured While Sleeping in Their Apartment at Waterview Apartment Homes.

Two People Shot and Injured While Sleeping in Their Memphis Apartment. (WMCActionNews5.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Memphis apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Memphis, Tennessee apartment complex early Friday morning, March 8, 2019, leaving two people injured.  According to WREG.com, “Police received a shooting call from Birch Lake Drive inside the Waterview Apartment Homes just before 4 a.m. Friday.”  The news story reports “[f]amily members confirmed that a man and his girlfriend were asleep in the living room when bullets starting flying through the sliding glass door…[t]he man was shot in the head while the woman was grazed by a bullet.” According to WMCActionNews5.com, “One victim has been released from the hospital. The other is in fair condition.”

This is apparently not the first time that an apartment complex in the area has been the subject of reported violence.  According to a WMCActionNews5 report, a resident was murdered an apartment complex named Cypress Lake Apartments, in July of 2016.  Also, according to a WREG report, there were multiple armed robbery attempts at the Cypress Lakes complex in 2013 and 2014.

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 many incidents of violence on the property have been reported?
  • What was done to address these prior incidents of violence?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, 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, 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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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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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.

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    (Spotcrime.com May 2018 Crime Map)

    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.

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 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 a security failure contribute to this Memphis apartment shooting?

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Gunfire broke out at a Memphis apartment complex Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018, reportedly leaving two men injured.

According to WREG, the shooting occurred “at the Ashland Lakes Apartments…near Stateline Road.” One victim suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and the other to the shoulder. Their current conditions have not been released.

The complex was apparently the subject of a prior shooting investigation in October 2017, per WMC Action News 5.

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 victims 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 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior 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 and management 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.

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 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 a Security Lapse Contribute to This Memphis Apartment Shooting?

Local News

A man was reportedly shot and robbed outside of the Hickory Pointe Apartments in Memphis Sunday night, March 19, 2017.

According to WREG News, the robbery-shooting occurred “around 10 p.m. Sunday at the Hickory Pointe Apartments on Mt. Moriah near Hickory Hill Road.”

WMC 5 reports, the victim “had just parked in the parking lot and was going to visit a friend when two men…made him get on the ground and took property and cash from him.” The assailants apparently opened fire, critically injuring the victim before fleeing the scene.

Did negligent security contribute to this robbery-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 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

Generally, property owners are required to protect all guests 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 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 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 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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