Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Houston Man Shot in Robbery Home Invasion
Did negligent security contribute to this violent apartment home invasion? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a claim for compensation.
A Houston man was reportedly shot and injured during a robbery home invasion at the Madison Park Apartment Homes Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
According to KHOU News, the victim was “shot during a home invasion at his apartment located in the 9700 block of Meadowglen near Elmside…at the Madison Park Apartment Homes.” The victim and two other males were apparently inside the apartment when an armed intruder “forced his way into the apartment and attempted to rob them.” The suspect and one of the occupants reportedly opened fire and the victim was struck during the exchange.
Police are still searching for a suspect, presumably leaving area residents concerned for their safety. Media reports indicate a fatal shooting occurred at the Madison Park apartment complex in October 2015 and an apartment rape and shooting occurred in the same block of Meadowglen Lane in 2011.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure within the community. Given reports of criminal activity on and near this property, The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this unconscionable attack may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
- Following any prior incidents of violence on or near property, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner 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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