Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Dallas Apartment Robbery-Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claim for compensation.
A man was reportedly shot in the face during a robbery at the Eagle Pointe Apartments Sunday night, September 18, 2016.
According to The Dallas Morning News, the shooting occurred “about 10 p.m. at the Eagle Pointe Apartments in the 3900 block of Gannon Lane.” An armed assailant apparently approached the victim outside the apartment complex pool and demanded money. The gunman reportedly opened fire before fleeing the scene.
The victim was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with injuries, per Dallas Morning News reports. His current condition has not been released.
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 attack may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the shooting?
- 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 protect residents?
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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