Could this Winston-Salem apartment stabbing have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Roberson’s family?
Security measures are in question after 26-year-old Keonna Tarae Roberson was fatally stabbed outside a Winston-Salem apartment complex Sunday morning, November 26, 2018.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, Ms. Roberson was discovered “lying in the parking lot…at 1205 Hutton St.” Ms. Roberson “was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center,” where she tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police have since made an arrest in connection with the stabbing, per WRAL 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 on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, tenant background checks, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Roberson 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 family of Keonna Tarae Roberson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.
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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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