Did negligent security contribute to the death of this young man?
A shooting outside the Mallgate apartment complex in St. Matthews reportedly claimed the life of 26-year-old Matthew Upton Sunday night, November 19, 2017.
According to WDRB News, gunfire erupted in the “parking lot” of the “Mallgate Apartments at 501 Quails Run Court just before 9 p.m.” Mr. Upton was transported to University Hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.
Police told WHAS 11, “they have had problems at Mallgate apartments in the past. The last homicide at the complex happened in July 2015.”
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless 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 may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Kentucky, 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.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? Were any additional security measures implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior violence on property?
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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Matthew Upton 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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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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