Did a security failure contribute to the death of this Houston man?
Gunfire erupted outside a west Houston apartment complex Saturday night, March 10, 2018, tragically claiming the life of one man.
The Houston Chronicle reports, “[t]he victim, his brother and a coworker were sitting in a vehicle outside the Windswept Gardens Apartments in the 6300 block of Windswept around 11:15 p.m. when a black truck pulled up behind them.” According to CW 39, two assailants jumped out of the truck, ordered the victim out of the vehicle and opened fire. He succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. Police have not yet identified the suspects or a motive.
Did negligent security contribute to this Houston apartment shooting? 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 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the assailants gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner or managment failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim’s family 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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