Security Breach? Our Legal Take: 2 Injured in North Highlands Apartment Shooting
Two women were reportedly injured during a violent apartment home invasion at a North Highlands apartment complex Thursday, September 24, 2015.
According to CBS News 13, two women were sleeping inside a Hamilton Street apartment home when three men broke in through a sliding glass door. Once inside, one of the assailants apparently opened fire, striking one female victim in the wrist. The other victim reportedly suffered a facial laceration during the violent assault.
Police have not yet identified the assailants, leaving apartment residents once again concerned for the safety of their families. Media reports indicate a fatal Hamilton Street apartment shooting occurred less than a year ago.
Our Legal Take
Given the reported history of apartment violence in the area, The Murray Law Firm is questioning the level of security provided to residents and guests of the North Highlands apartment complex.
- How did the assailants gain entry to the apartment complex? What parking lot access-controls, such as gated-entry, fencing, security patrols, bright lighting, and surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime at the time of the break-in?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security measures implemented by the apartment complex owner or management to protect residents and guests?
By law, apartment 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 victims may elect to pursue a legal claim for their injuries. Under such a claim, the victims may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim. Based upon its prior experience in handling apartment security negligence claims, 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.
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