Could this Richmond apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Law’s family?
Security measures are in question after 22-year-old Brandon Law was shot and killed at an apartment complex in the “5700 block of Westover Village Drive” Friday evening, November 2, 2018, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“This shooting comes just weeks after 24-year-old Rolando Williams Jr. was killed on Melmark Court – not far from where Friday’s shooting took place,” WTVR reports. “Several people in the Aden Park Apartments said they no longer feel safe following these shootings.”
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.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner following media reports of recent violence in the area?
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 management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Brandon Law may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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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