In Los Angeles a daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the homeowners association and other administrative entities of the complex where her mother was murdered. The lawsuit was filed last week for the May 1, 2010 stabbing, which took place just outside the woman’s garage.
The lawsuit names the Glenoaks Townhomes homeowners association, Aberdeen Management Co., and Centurion Security. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants knew by September 2009 that the woman had a restraining order against her husband, who was readily identifiable by a number of tattoos, and was known to pose a potential danger. The lawsuit claims that the defendants had a duty to “provide a level of care in whom they admitted to the secured housing area in the gated community and restrict unauthorized visitors.” When they allowed the husband to enter the property, they breached their duty of care.
This type of negligent security wrongful death lawsuit is unfortunately common, as many of the entities that represent themselves as providing security often give only the illusion of security and do not actually protect those who depend on them.
If you have lost a loved one due to negligent security, you may be able to receive compensation for your loss. To learn more, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA for a free case evaluation.