One Man and a 5-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Lauderhill Apartment Complex Shooting.

One Man and a 5-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Lauderhill Apartment Complex Shooting. (Local10.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Lauderhill apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?  Read ‘Our Legal Take’ below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Lauderhill, Florida apartment complex Wednesday evening, July 17, 2019, leaving one man and a child injured.  According to Sun-Sentinel.com, the shooting happened at an “apartment complex [located at] 3124 NW 19th St., east of State Road 7 and north of West Sunrise Boulevard.”  When officers arrived they found a boy and an adult man with gun shot wounds in a outoor hallway.  As reported by Local10.com, “[t]he boy and the man were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition.”  Media reports indicate that there was an altercation between the shooter and the adult victim that led to the shooting.”

The investigation is  ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

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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Elm City Man Injured in Shooting at Breeze Bar in Wilson NC.

Elm City Man Injured in Shooting at Breeze Bar in Wilson NC. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at a Wilson bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Wilson, North Carolina bar early Sunday morning, July 14, 2019, leaving one man injured.  As reported by WilsonTimes.com, “Wilson County deputies responded to a shots-fired call shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday to The Breeze Bar at 4414 U.S. 301 near Elm City.”  When officers arrived, they found a person who had been shot.  Deputies determined a fight had broken out prior to the shooting.  According to the report, “[t]he victim, a 47-year-old Elm City man, was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.”  A suspect has been taken into custody.

Our Legal Take

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Bar and restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Does the bar have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

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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Austin Apartment Fire Leaves Two People Dead.

Austin Apartment Fire Leaves Two People Dead. (KXAN.com)

Could the deaths from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

A fire engulfed an Austin, Texas apartment building early Monday morning, July 15, 2019, leaving two people dead and multiple residents displaced.  According to Statesman.com, “[f]irefighters responded to the Woods on Barton Skyway, in the 2900 block of Barton Skyway, around 4:30 a.m.”  The firefighters had the blaze under control within 30 minutes and began to search through eight apartments that were damaged. According to the report, “[o]fficials first reported that no one was injured, but during a second search of the complex, firefighters looked through areas that had collapsed in the fire and found the bodies of two people…[t]hey were found in the apartment where the fire began.”  According to KXAN.com, “Since 2011, two other major fires have been reported at the complex.” Per the report, the complex was built before sprinklers were a city code requirement.

The fire remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

As the fire department continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures added after any previous fires?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.  Should the apartment complex be found at fault, the families of the victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss. Financial recovery for such a claim could be substantial.

It is crucial that the victims and the families of those who perished retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and their interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

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The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property fire.

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