Apartment Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Sexual Assault Reported at The Park at Moss Creek Apartments
Did negligent security contribute to this unconscionable assault? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victims may have a claim for substantial compensation.
Jackson Police are investigating a alleged home-invasion and sexual assault at The Park at Moss Creek apartment complex, which reportedly occurred Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
WAPT News reports, “the invasion happened at The Park at Moss Creek apartments on Ridgewood Road and Old Canton Road” when “an armed man approached a man and three women as they went inside their home.” The intruder allegedly “forced the man and two of the women onto the floor” while the third victim “was forced into another room and raped at gunpoint.”
A suspect has reportedly since been charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and sexual battery.
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 unconscionable attack may have been prevented.
- How did the suspect gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place at the time of the assault?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner to deter crime and 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 complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for her injuries and suffering.
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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