Did Negligent Security Contribute to This Jacksonville Apartment Shooting?
A Jacksonville man was reportedly shot and injured while heroically attempting to thwart a robbery outside the Pinebrook apartment complex Sunday morning, June 25, 2017.
According to Action News JAX, “the victim was shot when he approached suspects who were breaking into cars at the Pinebrook Apartments, around 5 a.m.” The assailants apparently opened fire on the victim before fleeing the scene. The Florida Times-Union reports, the victim was transported to the hospital with “non-life-threatening injuries.” His current condition has not been released.
The Action News JAX investigation reveals a recent history of criminal activity in the surrounding area, including “three armed robberies, four stolen cars and four car break-ins.”
Did negligent security contribute to the shooting of a heroic Jacksonville man? 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 Florida, 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 unconscionable shooting may have been prevented.
Were any additional security measures, such as gated-entry and security patrols, implemented by the apartment complex owner to deter crime and protect residents, following media reports of prior criminal activity in the surrounding area?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all patrons 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 legal claims 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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