Could this Hampton apartment shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
Gunfire erupted at the “LaSalle Landing Apartments” early Monday morning, August 6, 2018, leaving a 40-year-old man injured, per WAVY 10 reports.
According to the Daily Press, the victim was discovered with a gunshot wound shortly before 12:30a.m. Hampton police are apparently still searching for suspects and a motive.
The apartment complex was the location of a fatal shooting investigation in November 2017, per WAVY 10 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 shooting may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner, following media reports of prior 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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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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