Did a security failure contribute to these reported Charlotte apartment complex sexual assaults and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Two woman were allegedly sexually assaulted at a Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex, one in September and one Friday, October 25, 2019.
As detailed by WSOCtv.com, ” women reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger who broke into their homes in two cases…[e]ach of the cases happened at the Maple Run Apartments on Canterwood Drive, just off Tom Hunter Road, and the suspect broke in through the back door.”
According to the report, “WSOCtv.com covered the first case in September and police said the second case happened on Oct. 25.”
The victims in each case gave similar descriptions of the suspect, according to the media report.
The investigation is ongoing.
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 these alleged sexual assaults may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether these reported incidents may have been avoided:
- Have there been additional reported incidents of violence or assault on property?
- How did the assailant or assailants gain entry to the property?
- What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and residents at the time of the assault? Were additional measures taken after the initial reported assault?
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 and residents, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries and suffering.
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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of sexual 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.
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