Could a Security Failure Have Contributed to The Tragic Death of This Teenage Boy?
17-year-old Christian Lewis was reportedly shot and killed outside the Timberlake Apartments in Nashville Monday night, March 27, 2017.
According to FOX 17 News, gunfire erupted “around 7:50 p.m. in the parking lot at the Timberlake Village Apartments on Blue Lake Circle.” Tragically, Mr. Lewis succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
Police are apparently still searching for suspects, who fled in “two dark colored vehicles,” The Tennessean reports.
Did negligent security contribute to the senseless loss of this teenage boy? 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’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Tennessee, 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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions, such as guest screenings, surveillance cameras, security patrols, and bright lighting, implemented by the property owner or management to protect residents and guests?
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 family of Christian Lewis may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims 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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