Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Dallas apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A reported attempted armed robbery at a Dallas, Texas apartment complex Wednesday evening, December 18, 2019, left one man injured.
As reported by NBCdfw.com, “officers responded to a shooting call at 13266 Emily Road at about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday…at the Winding Way Apartments in Dallas.”
According to the report, “a man had been shot in the chest and was laying on the ground.”
DFW.cbslocal.com is reporting, “the victim was getting out of his car at the complex when he was approached by three masked males…the suspects shot him in the chest as they robbed him.”
The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition according to the media reports.
The suspects fled the scene.
The shooting remains under investigation.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the incident?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the complex aware of any suspicious activity or suspicious people on property prior to the incident?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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