Could This Columbia, SC Apartment Stabbing Have Been Prevented?
A man was reportedly stabbed outside the Yorktown Courts apartment complex in southeast Columbia Wednesday morning, May 31, 2017.
According to WLTX 19, the violent assault occurred around 1:00 a.m. at the “Yorktown Courts Apartments in the 7600 block of Garners Ferry Road.” FOX 57 reports, the male victim was discovered in the “parking lot, suffering from multiple stab wounds.” He was transported to the hospital with “life-threatening injuries.” His identity and current condition have not been released.
Did negligent security contribute to this Columbia apartment assault? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in South Carolina, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
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 unconscionable attack may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the attack?
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 legal claims 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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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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