Could this West Ashley apartment stabbing have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Ms. Moore?
Security measures are in question after 25-year-old Monet Moore “was stabbed outside her West Ashley apartment late Tuesday night,” November 6, 2018, according to News 2.
Police told ABC 4, the stabbing occurred “at the Orleans Gardens apartments in the 1900 block of Hazlewood Drive.” A suspect has since been arrested.
The complex was the location of a fatal shooting in February 2016 and a violent armed robbery March 2014, per News 2 and WCSC 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 stabbing may have been prevented.
- What additional security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the complex owners and management 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Monet Moore 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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