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Aqua Palms Apartments Shooting Leaves One Person Seriously Injured.

Aqua Palms Apartments Shooting Leaves One Person Seriously Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Tallahassee 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

Gunfire erupted at a Tallahassee, Florida apartment complex early Tuesday morning, June 11, 2019, leaving one person seriously injured.  According to Tallahassee.com, “Tallahassee Police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting at the Aqua Palms apartments.”  Police arrived at the off-campus apartments near FSU at about 12:31 a.m. and discovered one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the report.  

WCTV.tv reported on a deadly shooting at this location in June 2018.

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 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:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on 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 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 victim 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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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.

Calvin Haines Killed, 3 Others Injured in Shooting at a Charlotte Apartment Complex Graduation Party.

Calvin Haines Killed, 3 Others Injured in Shooting at a Charlotte Apartment Complex Graduation Party. (WCNC.com)

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

LOCAL NEWS

A shootout at a graduation party at an uptown Charlotte apartment building left a 24-year-old man fatally shot and three others wounded early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019, according to CharlotteObserver.com.  WCNC.com is reporting, “Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to a reported shooting at…Apartments on North Graham Street near the intersection with West 6th Street a little before 1 a.m.”  When officeers arrived they found three men shot in the stairwell of an apartment building. Two of the men were rushed to a hospital, the third man was pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth victim showed up at the hospital with gunshot wounds.  The deceased victim “has been identified as Calvin Haines, 24,” according to the report.  

According to CharlotteObserver.com, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police “described the party as a “summer kick-off event” but declined to say who police believe organized the party.”  WCNC.com is reporting, “Airbnb confirmed that the incident took place at a listing, saying they are ready to support local law enforcement with the investigation.”

Police have a suspect in custody, although there could be more suspects according to the media reports.

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 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 victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Where was apartment security and management during the event?
  • Were any efforts made to restrict the number of attendees or to work with local police on crowd control?
  • Were any additional security precautions, such as guest and weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, and increased security patrols, implemented by the apartment complex in preparation of the event? 

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, Calvin Haines’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any other 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 Calvin Haines’ family and any other injured victim 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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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.

Jeremy Chambers Killed in Little Rock Apartment Complex Shooting.

Jeremy Chambers Killed in Little Rock Apartment Complex Shooting. (Fox16.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Little Rock 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

Gunfire erupted at a Little Rock, Arkansas apartment complex early Sunday morning, June 9, 2019, leaving one young man dead.  According to Fox16.com, “Little Rock police officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Spanish Valley Apartments at 5300 Baseline Road shortly before 2:00 a.m. Sunday.”  Per the report, the victim “has been identified as 27-year-old Jeremy Chambers.” The shooting death has prompted residents to call for enhanced security at the Spanish Valley Apartments.  According to KATV.com, “[r]esidents say security at Spanish Valley Apartments is lacking mainly because of the gates being left open and no guard manning the guard station to facilitate traffic entering the premises.  

THV11.com reported on a homicide in this area in July 2017.

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 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:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on 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, Jeremy Chambers‘ 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 Jeremy Chambers‘ 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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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.