Did Negligent Security Contribute to the Tragic Loss of This Houston Father?
A shooting outside the Rainy Meadows apartment complex reportedly claimed the life of 43-year-old father of four, Floyd Oscar, Jr., July 11, 2017.
According to KPRC 2 News, the shooting occurred “near the front gate” of the “Rainy Meadows apartments.” Surveillance footage allegedly reveals three suspects “grabbed [Mr.] Oscar by the neck” and searched his “back pockets” before opening fire. KHOU reports, a “wrecker driver discovered” Mr. Oscar and called for help. Tragically, he succumbed to fatal injuries.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? 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’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Texas, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents 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.
- Where was apartment management or security at the time of the shooting? How long was Mr. Oscar in distress before police were called to the scene by a passerby?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons 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 family of Floyd Oscar, Jr. may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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