Negligent Security? Our Legal Take: Teen Shot in Savannah Apartment Complex
Did negligent security contribute to the unconscionable shooting of this teenage girl? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim and her family may have a legal avenue to pursue justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting at the Windsor Arms apartment complex in Savannah reportedly left a teenage girl injured Monday night, June 27, 2016.
WTOC News reports, “a 16-year-old female was shot at the Windsor Arms Apartments. She suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.”
Police have apparently not yet identified a suspect or motive in the attack.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain access to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and guests at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the apartment complex owner or management company to deter crime?
By law, property owners in Georgia 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 company failed to provide adequate security, the young victim and her family may elect to seek justice and pursue legal claims for her injuries.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.
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