Hannah Shuster Tragically Losses Life in Fayetteville, AR Apartment Fire; Two Other Men Injured.

Hannah Shuster Tragically Losses Life in Fayetteville, AR Apartment Fire; Two Other Men Injured. (5NewsOnline.com)

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

Local News

An apartment fire in Fayetteville, AR early Saturday morning, November 21, 2020, tragically claimed the life of one woman and injured two others.

As reported by 5NewsOnline.com, “[t]he fire happened at around 3 a.m. at the corner of Gregg and Center.”

According to the report, “[u]pon arriving, the Fayetteville Fire Department got reports of people trapped inside a fully involved second floor. Crews were able to successfully remove three victims from the fire and began life-saving measures.”

4029tv.com is reporting, “Fayetteville fire marshals…are still investigating the cause of the fire at the 601 W. Center Street building. Family members identified the woman as 21-year-old Hannah Shuster.”

According to KATV.com, “[t]here are six units in the apartment complex, three on the top floor and three on the bottom floor. They believe all the victims came out of the same unit.”

Our Legal Take

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As authorities continue 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 Hannah Shuster and any injured victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering and for any injuries.

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 Hannah Shuster and any injured victims 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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Highland Chateau Apartments Shooting, Memphis, TN, Claims Life of Young Girl.

Highland Chateau Apartments Shooting, Memphis, TN, Claims Life of Young Girl. (LocalMemphis.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Memphis 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 young girl lost her life after a shooting at a Memphis, TN apartment complex Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2020.

As reported by LocalMemphis.com, “the shooting happened just before 4:00 p.m in the 5200 block of Shelbourne inside the Highland Chateau apartments.”

According to the report, “[o]fficers say a girl was shot and was pronounced dead on the scene.”

WREG.com is reporting, “[a] family member told WREG-TV the little girl was only eight years old.”

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:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • 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? 

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 victim’s family 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 victim’s family 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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Crestwood Forest Apartments Shooting, Greenville, SC, Leaves Young Juvenile Injured.

Crestwood Forest Apartments Shooting, Greenville, SC, Leaves Young Juvenile Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

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

LOCAL NEWS

A juvenile male was injured after a shooting at a Greenville, SC apartment complex Sunday evening, November 22, 2020.  

As reported by WYFF4.com, the shooting “happened around 6:46 p.m. in the parking lot of 100 Crestwood Forest Drive, or the Crestwood Forest Apartments.”

According to the report, “deputies found a young juvenile male victim, with at least one gunshot wound. That victim was sitting in a car in the parking lot when he was shot.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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.

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:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • 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? 

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 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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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.