Did negligent security contribute to this senseless shooting?
Police have allegedly made an arrest in the December 30th shooting of Ricky Williams outside the Willowbrook apartment complex in Athens.
According to AL.com, Mr. Williams “sustained serious injuries” when gunfire erupted “in the parking lot of Willowbrook Apartments on Henry Drive.” Mr. Williams managed to escape in a vehicle, but later crashed “while driving himself to the hospital.” He was Med-Flighted to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.
A suspect was allegedly “apprehended in Tennessee and transferred to Alabama where he was charged Tuesday,” per WAAY 31 reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this Athens 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 Alabama, 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and guests and deter crime 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 and management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Ricky Williams 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.
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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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