One day, the man was walking his nephew and cousin to his car, when the defendant, high on drugs, came out of his apartment and shot the man to death.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Wrongful death attorneys at Rad Law Firm warn that too often people living in apartment complexes are subjected to illegal activity and violence that includes shootings. The real tragedy is that these incidents may be prevented if the management of these apartment buildings did more to ensure their apartments are reasonably safe. Despite the number of incidents and complaints that can occur, managers of some apartments still do not take appropriate measures to secure their tenants.
Rad Law Firm recently settled a case with this exact issue. According to court documents, the clients were a man and his wife that lived in a Dallas apartment complex. The defendant in the case also lived in the same complex. One day, the man was walking his nephew and cousin to his car, when the defendant, high on drugs, came out of his apartment and shot the man to death.
Distraught, the man’s wife and his mother turned to the Rad Law Firm, seeking some answer as to whether the apartment complex was negligent and if it could be held responsible. After launching a full investigation, Rad Law Firm discovered disturbing information about the apartment complex. The full records for crimes in the past few years on the apartment grounds were extensive. According to court documents, the apartment complex had numerous violent incidents, including a security guard that was shot and killed, and a man that was found shot and stabbed on the apartment grounds. Nothing was done to make the grounds safer.
The apartment complex also ignored safety issues about the defendant. Open records provided to Rad Law Firm by Dallas County indicate that the defendant had a criminal history, but was allowed to continue living at his apartment. According to court documents, the managers did not warn other residents about the presence of the defendant or his history with the law. Residents complained about the defendant to the apartment management multiple times regarding his weapons and drug deals. Just nine days before Rad Law Firm’s client was shot and killed by the defendant, police responded to a call that the defendant was openly walking around the apartments grounds with a gun. Again, nothing was done.
Apartments that do not respond to serious resident complaints, that fail to provide proper security and lighting for the people that live there, or that fail to warn tenants about previous criminal activity on the apartment’s property can and should be held liable for the harm that comes to people living on the property. According to court documents, Rad Law Firm got this grieve-stricken family a million dollar settlement, which cannot take away the unbelievable loss they have suffered, but it compensates them in the best way possible by law.
Don’t let the property owner talk you out of filing a legitimate claim by trying to place blame on you. Rad Law Firm is able to investigate wrongful death cases and its attorneys are accomplished in getting their clients the results they deserve, whether through a settlement or litigation. Get the compensation you deserve.
Call Rad Law Firm today at (972) 661-1111 in Dallas, (817) 543-1999 in Fort Worth or (713) 590-1111 in Houston so that we can evaluate your case for free.