Articles Posted in Apartment Negligence

Two Hospitalized, High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide Detected In Dillsboro Apartment Building.

Two Hospitalized, High Levels Of Carbon Monoxide Detected In Dillsboro Apartment Building. (EaglesCountryOnline.com)

Could the injuries of these Dillsboro apartment residents have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Local News

Two people were transported to the hospital after they “possibly suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning in an apartment building” Sunday, March 31, 2019, according to EagleCountryOnline.com.  According to the news report, “The Dillsboro Fire Department responded to the four-unit apartment building on Shae Lane. They found there were high levels of carbon monoxide.”  The Assistant Fire Chief attributed the gas leak to a “gas water heater” and advised the owner of the apartment building to correct the problem according to the news story.

The media report indicates the victims were in stable condition.

Our Legal Take

As the fire department continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of emergency evacuation procedures and fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • When was the last gas and utility inspection performed?
  • When were carbon monoxide detectors last inspected and updated?
  • What safety measures, such as working carbon monoxide detectors and frequent utility inspections, were implemented by the apartment complex owner prior to this incident?

As details of this tragedy continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex owners or managers failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. By law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.

Should the owner or management of the apartment complex be found at fault, the victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries. Financial recovery for such claims could be substantial.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the victims retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty carbon monoxide alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the victims’ best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of safety and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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.

Glenn Allen Takakura Killed in Kendall Manor Apartment complex Shooting.

Glenn Allen Takakura Killed in Houston Apartment Complex Shooting. (ABC13.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Houston apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Takakura’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Houston, Texas apartment complex Thursday night, March 28, 2019, leaving one man dead.  The shooting happened at “the Kendall Manor Apartment complex,” according to ABC13.com.  According to Chron.com, “[a] delivery driver who had just dropped off a pizza…later identified as 44-year-old Glenn Allen Takakura, was killed in an attempted robbery.”  The news story reports “[t]he delivery driver was found dead between two cars in the parking lot.”

No arrests have been made according to media reports.

 

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 at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Takakura at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?

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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Takakura’s family 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 Mr. Takakura’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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.

Lawrencburg Apartment Complex Fire Leaves One Occupant Critically Injured.

Lawrenceburg Apartment Complex Fire Leaves One Occupant Critically Injured. (WHNT.com)

Could the injuries from this apartment fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Local News

A fire engulfed a Lawrenceburg, Tennessee apartment complex Friday night, March 22, 2019. According to WHNT.com, “[t]he Lawrenceburg Fire Department arrived to an occupied apartment complex located at 1067 Old Florence Road around 8 p.m….[t]he fire was extinguished around 11:30 p.m. and overhaul operations were completed.”  WSMV.com is reporting “[a]t least 10 apartments were destroyed, displacing 10 families.”  During a search of the building, “firefighters rescued one victim with critical injuries and another occupant from the burning buildings,” according to WHNT.com.

Media reports indicate the fire remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

As the fire department continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack emergency evacuation procedures and fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • When was the last fire inspection and emergency evacuation drill performed?
  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • Were all escape routes properly marked at the building?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.

Should the Lawrenceburg apartment complex be found at fault, the victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries. Financial recovery for such a claim could be substantial.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the victims retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the victims’ best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 888.842.1616.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

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 CALL NOW: 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.