Articles Posted in Premises Liability/Negligent Security

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38-year-old Kendrick Miller was reportedly shot and killed at the America’s Best Value Inn in Albany Thursday evening, April 16, 2015.

According to WALB News, Mr. Miller was shot at the America’s Best Value Inn on North Slappey Boulevard shortly after 8:00pm. Emergency crews reportedly transported Mr. Miller to the hospital, where he later succumbed to injuries.

Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting, leaving residents in the area once again concerned for their safety. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Albany city officials are working on ways to cut crime in this neighborhood, per media reports. Police apparently told media they frequently respond to motel crime in the 2500-2700 block of Slappey Boulevard.

Our Legal Take

The Murray Law Firm is following the investigation closely and agrees with the sentiment held by the Albany community. The violence must stop! Another motel crime in this community raises grave questions over resident and guest safety and a potential pattern of security negligence.

What additional security precautions were taken by the owner and management of America’s Best Value Inn, following previous local motel crime, to protect guests and deter crime? How did these safety measures fail?

By law, motel owners are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the America’s Best Value Inn owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, the family of Kendrick Miller may elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.  Under such a claim, the Miller family may be entitled to an award of damages that could include, among other items, substantial monetary compensation for: pain and suffering; loss of wages and future earning capacity; and, emotional distress. If the facts of this matter warrant such a negligent security claim, it would not only be an avenue of justice for the victim’s family, but would also demand that America’s Best Value Inn re-evaluate security measures.  It would also serve as a grave warning to other Albany motel owners to make resident safety their first priority.

Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security claims in the Albany area, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough inspection of the scene will need to be performed immediately on behalf of the Miller family before any evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. It is imperative that all evidence be preserved to ensure that the family’s interests are protected.

We are here to Help. Contact us for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in representing victims of security negligence in Albany, and we offer our legal assistance to the victim in this potential claim, if desired.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 229.389.4900. Consultations are free and confidential.

Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

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Children Attend 2012 Prayer Rally to End Violence at River Glen Apartments. (The Augusta Chronicle)

Children Attend 2012 Prayer Rally to End Violence at River Glenn Apartments. (The Augusta Chronicle)

Local News

An Augusta man was reportedly shot and injured at the River Glenn Apartments on East Telfair Street Wednesday night, April 8, 2015.

According to WFXG News, the victim was walking through the complex, toward his apartment, shortly after 11:00pm, when he was struck by a bullet in his side. The victim was reportedly transported to the hospital with injuries. His current condition has not been released.

Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting, leaving River Glenn residents once again concerned for their safety. A peace rally was held at the River Glenn complex in 2012 following three homicides on property. Unfortunately, three years later, the violence appears to have continued.

A neighbor at the Glenn Hills Apartments spoke with WFXG about the most recent River Glenn shooting, “This shooting stuff is going on weekly. It doesn’t ever stop.”

Our Legal Take

The Murray Law Firm is aware of prior criminal activity at the River Glenn property, and agrees with the sentiment held by the community.  The violence must stop!  Another shooting at this complex raises grave questions over resident safety and a potential pattern of security negligence.

What additional security precautions were taken by the owner and management of River Glenn, following previous property violence, to protect patrons and deter crime? How did these safety measures fail?

By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the River Glenn owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, the victim may elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries.  Under such a claim, the victim may be entitled to an award of damages that could include, among other items, substantial monetary compensation for: pain and suffering; past and future medical expenses; loss of wages and future earning capacity; disfigurement; and, emotional distress. If the facts of this matter warrant such a negligent security claim, it would not only be an avenue of justice for the victim, but would also demand that River Glenn re-evaluate security measures.  It would also serve as a grave warning to other Augusta apartment owners to make resident safety their first priority.

Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security claims in the Augusta area, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough inspection of the scene will need to be performed immediately on behalf of the victim before any evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. It is imperative that all evidence be preserved to ensure that the victim’s interests are protected.

We are here to Help. Contact us for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in representing victims of security negligence in Augusta, and we offer our legal assistance to the victim in this potential claim, if desired.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

SAC EM Update

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Ft. Oglethorpe Gas Station Shooting (News 9)

Ft. Oglethorpe Gas Station Shooting (News 9)

Local News

A customer was reportedly shot and injured during a Kangaroo gas station robbery in Ft. Oglethorpe Thursday, April 2, 2015.

According to News 9, two armed robbers shot a customer outside of a Kangaroo gas station before entering the gas station store on Cloud Springs Road. Once inside, the armed assailants reportedly demanded money from customers and the cash register before exiting the store. The suspects allegedly opened fire on a second customer attempting to escape the scene, but apparently missed.

Both robbers allegedly fled the scene on foot toward I-75. The injured customer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, per media reports. The victim’s condition has not been released.

Our Legal Take

As police continue to search for the armed assailants, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a potentially fatal security lapse may also have contributed to this horrific assault.

Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near the gas station? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and police patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime?

By law, property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the Kangaroo gas station owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, the victim may elect to pursue a legal claim for any injuries suffered.  Under such a claim, the victim may be entitled to an award of damages that could include, among other items, substantial monetary compensation for: pain and suffering; past and future medical expenses; loss of wages and future earning capacity; disfigurement; and, emotional distress. If the facts of this matter warrant such a negligent security claim, it would not only be an avenue of justice for the victim, but would also demand that Kangaroo gas station re-evaluate security measures.  It would also serve as a grave warning to other Catoosa County property owners to make patron safety their first priority.

Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security claims, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough inspection of the scene will need to be performed immediately on behalf of the victim before any evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. It is imperative that all evidence be preserved to ensure that the victim’s interests are protected.

Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

We are here to Help. Contact us for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and sucessful experience in representing victims of security negligence, and we offer our legal expertise in this potential claim, if desired.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

 

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