South Lake Tahoe, CA Apartment Fire Claims the Life of One Person.

South Lake Tahoe, CA Apartment Fire Claims the Life of One Person. (KOLOtv.com)

Could the death from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family.  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

An apartment fire in South Lake Tahoe, CA late Monday morning, February 22, 2021, tragically claimed the life of one person.

As reported by KOLOtv.com, “Crews with South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue responded around 11:15 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 at a complex at 4123 Pine Boulevard.”

According to the report, “Firefighters and police officers arrived to find residents hanging out of the windows of the second story. Six people from the second floor were rescued, and one person escaped on his own from the first floor.”

SouthTahoeNow.com is reporting, “[a] second resident on the first floor was pulled out and CPR was immediately started. Sadly, they succumbed to their injuries.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Our Legal Take

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As fire investigators continues their 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 inspections?
  • Was the property owner aware of any inadequate fire safety measures present prior to the fire?

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 family of the deceased victim may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the family of the deceased victim 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 the family’s best 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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Newport News, VA Apartment Complex Shooting Fatally Injures One Man.

Newport News, VA Apartment Complex Shooting Fatally Injures One Man. (Stock Photo: MurayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Newport News apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man is dead after a shooting at a Newport News, Virginia apartment complex early Sunday morning, February 21, 2021.  

As reported by WTKR.com, “officers received a call for a shooting victim in the area of Oyster Point Road and Nettles Drive at about 3:51 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the victim in the 200 block of Pointer Circle, an apartment building off Nettles Drive.”

 According to the report, “[t]he adult male victim appeared to have been suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at 4:01 a.m.”

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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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 were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures 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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of the deceased victim 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 family of the deceased victim 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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Encore Nightclub Shooting in Toledo, OH Leaves Two People Injured.

Encore Nightclub Shooting in Toledo, OH Leaves Two People Injured. (13abc.com)

Could the shooting at a Toledo nightclub have been prevented 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 rang out at a Toledo, OH nightclub early Saturday morning, February 20, 2021, leaving two people injured.

As reported by 13abc.com, “[t]wo people are recovering this morning after they were shot while out at the Encore Nightclub.”

According to the report, “[p]olice first received calls of a person shot just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Once on scene, two people were confirmed shot.”

The shooting remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub 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 nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • Was the nightclub aware of any suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others 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 nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 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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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.