Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Critically Injured in University City Apartment Robbery
Did negligent security contribute to this violent apartment assault? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A violent University City apartment robbery left one man in critical condition Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016.
According to KMOV News, “[a]round 2:05 a.m., three suspects armed with guns entered an unlocked apartment near Briscoe [Place] and Olive [Boulevard]. Once they entered the apartment, the suspects found a 33-year-old man, who was visiting the tenant of the apartment and her boyfriend, and demanded money.”
A violent assault apparently ensued between the victim and assailants. “The 33-year-old victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for head trauma. He was listed in critical but stable condition,” KMOV reports.
Police have allegedly made two arrests in connection with the robbery and assault.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this violent assault may have been prevented.
How did the assailants gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
- June 2016 crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of thefts and burglaries in the surrounding area. Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim 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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