Did a security failure contribute to the tragic death of this young man?
A shooting outside The New Fountains apartment complex in Fitchburg reportedly claimed the life of 20-year-old Julian Patterson of Fort Atkinson Monday night, March 12, 2018.
According to Wisconsin’s State Journal, a “disturbance” escalated into gunfire at “The New Fountains Apartments” on Anton Drive, shortly before 5:45 p.m. Mr. Patterson was discovered at the scene and transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. Police are allegedly searching for multiple suspects, per NBC 15 reports.
The complex was apparently the subject of a prior fatal shooting investigation in May 2009, per WKOW reports.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Wisconsin, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior gun violence on 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 or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Julian Patterson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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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