Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Mother Shot, Killed in “Home Invasion and Robbery”
Did negligent security contribute to the death of this mother of four? Read Our Legal Take to find out if her family may have a claim for compensation.
38-year-old Lacynda Diane Feimster was reportedly shot and killed during a robbery home invasion at her Crown Point Apartment Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
According to The Salisbury Post, Ms. Feimster “was shot and killed inside her Crown Point Apartment, located off Gold Hill Road in the Morlan Park neighborhood,” shortly after 11:00pm. The fatal shooting occurred during the course of an apparent “home invasion and robbery,” WBTV reports.
“This is a mother and a sister and a daughter that many people, friends and family loved very much that was taken from us for no reason…a selfish, senseless crime that could have easily been prevented,” a friend of the victim told media.
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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated entry, bright lighting, security patrols, and surveillance cameras, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner to deter crime?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all residents 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 Lacynda Feimster may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for her 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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