Could this University of Louisville apartment sexual assault have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the survivor?
Campus security measures are in question after a University of Louisville student was reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted at the “Cardinal Towne Apartments” Wednesday morning, January 9, 2019, according to WLKY.
The incident was one of two Wednesday morning apartment near the campus, per WDRB reports. The second occurred “just down the street at University Pointe.” It is unclear whether anyone was harmed in the second robbery.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents 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 unconscionable assault may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the campus apartment?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, visible surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the assault?
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 survivor of this attack may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries and suffering.
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 survivor retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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