Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: 1 Shot in Possible Jacksonville Apartment Robbery
Did negligent security contribute to this shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A man was reportedly shot and injured at the Eagle Pointe Apartments in Jacksonville Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
First Coast News reports, “[a] man was taken to Memorial Hospital by bystanders after being shot during a possible robbery at the Eagle Pointe apartment complex…on Tall Pines Lane off University Boulevard.”
Police are still searching for the gunman, who reportedly “fled the area on foot.”
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 shooting may have been prevented.
How did the suspect gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
- August 2016 crime reports on Spotcrime.com reveal a number of recent shootings and assaults in the surrounding area. Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management 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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