Did negligent security contribute to the home invasions at an Annapolis apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Two separate residents were assaulted in home invasions at an Annapolis, MD apartment complex early Monday, April 6, 2020.
As reported by BaltimoreSun.com, “[a] woman has told police her residence in Bay Ridge Gardens was broken into Monday and that she was assaulted by the intruders.”
According to the report, “[a]fter one person forced their way into the rear door of her apartment on Bens Drive, more assailants to filed in…the intruders assaulted the woman and took off.”
BaltimoreSun.com is reporting, “[t]hat night, gun-wielding assailants burst into another woman’s residence in the same community…Around 11:30 p.m….two armed intruders busted into a woman’s residence on Marcs Court, hit her in the face with a gun and forced her into her bedroom. There, the assailants…stole her cash and cell phone.”
The investigation is ongoing.
CapitalGazette.com reported on a fatal shooting in this complex on March 2020.
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 is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this home invasion 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 home invasion?
- 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 shootings?
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 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 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.
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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.
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