Could the tragic loss of these Gary teens have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to their families?
Gunfire erupted “outside the Broadmoor Country Club Apartments” Sunday morning, August 5, 2018, claiming the lives of 16-year-old Rickey Nelson and 18-year-old Jamar Hines, according to The NWI Times.
Merrillville police told WGNTV they discovered Mr. Hines and Mr. Nelson by a car in the apartment complex parking lot. Tragically, both young men succumbed to injuries at the scene.
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Hines and Mr. Nelson at the time of the shooting?
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 families of Rickey Nelson and Jamar Hines may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths?.
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 victims’ families retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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