Could this senseless loss of life have been prevented?
A Knoxville apartment shooting reportedly claimed the life of 25-year-old Alexander Lemar West Friday, May 4, 2018.
According to Knox News, gunfire broke out “at 12:42 p.m. in the parking lot of the Caprice Apartments, 2809 Valley View Drive.” Mr. West was transported to UT Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. A suspect has since “turned himself in,” per 10 News reports
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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 Mr. West’s family 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the complex? What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents 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 or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Alexander West may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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