Could this tragic loss have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Fernander’s family?
Security measures are in question after 30-year-old Matthew Fernander was fatally shot outside “the Concord Austin Apartments in the 7300 block of Bluff Springs Road” Thursday night, September 27, 2018, according to KXAN News.
Police told FOX 7, officers believe Mr. Fernander “was shot while in the breezeway possibly after an altercation.” He managed to escape to his apartment for help. Tragically, Mr. Fernander succumbed to his injuries.
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.
Crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of recent assaults and burglaries in the surrounding area. What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner to protect residents and deter such crime?
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 management failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Matthew Fernander’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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