Was Security Sufficient? Our Legal Take: KRC Bridge Apartment Shooting Leaves 1 Injured
11 Alive news reports that a 21-year-old man was reportedly shot and injured “at the KRC Bridge Apartments off North Hairston Road near Stone Mountain” early Thursday morning, July 30, 2015.
According to 11 Alive News, the victim was approached by two armed men. The suspects apparently opened fire on the victim during what appears to have been a robbery, and the victim was reportedly transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Police have not yet made any arrests in connection with the shooting.
Our Legal Take
As authorities continue to search for suspects, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a potential apartment security lapse may also hold responsibility in the shooting. The Murray Law Firm has represented, and currently represents, a number of victims of security negligence in the Atlanta area. Based on our knowledge of crime in the city, questions arise as to the level of security provided to residents and guests of the KRC Bridge apartment complex.
- How did the assailant gain entry to the apartment complex? What access-controls and security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Has there been prior crime on or near property recently and, if so, what additional security measures were taken by the KRC Bridge owner and management company?
By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the KRC Bridge apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim may elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries. Under such a claim the injured victim may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation.
Given the complexities of pursuing a potential negligent security case, the victim should consider retaining an experienced attorney who can quickly ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim. Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security cases in the Stone Mountain area, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the apartment and property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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