On October 9, 2015, Brent Randall was heading to class at Texas Southern University when he was shot to death in his dormitory. Along with his half brother, who survived the shooting, Randall joined a long list of recent student victims of gun violence in and around the TSU campus.
Now, Randall’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the University, citing that the school was aware of the clear and present dangers posed to students, after a series of gun-related crimes in the same dorm building. According to the lawsuit, the University could have helped prevent these crimes, had it responded to the dangers and increased security measures accordingly.
The lawsuit further alleges that the University was irresponsible in failing to lock down the campus after another gun-related incident merely hours before Randall’s death. Though TSU has implemented a number of security measures in the wake of Randall’s death, his family maintains that none were in place at the time of the shooting.
In large cities like Houston, it is not uncommon for certain neighborhoods to see increased violent crime, such as gun-related incidents, in addition to other cases that result in serious personal injury or wrongful death. When this occurs, victims or their families may need the assistance of a qualified attorney.
Personal Injury in Houston
Personal injury can occur almost anywhere, at any time. Though many injuries are caused by accidents, which are impossible to avoid entirely, there are a growing number of personal injury claims that deal with one common factor – negligence.
Negligence can extend to almost any situation. In personal injury cases, negligence is most commonly a factor in situations including, but not limited to:
- Auto Accidents
- Dangerous Products
- Truck Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Drunk Driving
If you or someone you love has dealt with personal injury in the wake of a recent accident, then you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation or other damages. Because personal injury guidelines vary on a state-by-state basis, it is always best to enlist the help of a qualified attorney, who can advise a course of action based on your situation.
In the greater Houston area, the personal injury specialists at Charles J. Argento & Associates are here to assist you with professional legal representation in your personal injury claims. We understand that dealing with personal injury is never easy – you may face lost wages, permanent disability and a lengthy road to recovery. Our attorneys pride themselves on serving as personal injury advocates and will work to secure your full and fair settlement while you focus on what matters most – your health.
Our firm operates on a contingency basis, which means you do not pay any fees until we successfully resolve your claim. Additionally, our firm is proud to offer bilingual services in Spanish and English, as a convenience to our clients.
Let us be your legal resource. Our Houston wrongful death attorneys are ready, willing and able to help you today. To schedule your preliminary consultation, call our personal injury team at (713) 225-5050.
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