Articles Posted in Premises Liability/Negligent Security

Ungated Entrances to the Rolling Bends-Etheridge Court Apartment Complex

Ungated Entrances to the Rolling Bends-Etheridge Court Apartment Complex

Local News

A double shooting outside the Rolling Bends apartment complex reportedly left one man and a 9-year-old child injured Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2015.

According to AJC, a 9-year-old child and an adult male were struck and injured by stray bullets outside the Rolling Bends apartment complex off Etheridge Drive Tuesday. A witness reportedly told police the gunman was attempting to break up a fight by opening fire outside the 2591 Etheridge Drive apartment buildings. Both victims were transported to the hospital with injuries. Their conditions have not been released.

Police have not yet identified a suspect in the shooting, leaving residents once again concerned for the safety of their families.

Our Legal Take

The Murray Law Firm is aware of prior criminal activity at the Etheridge Court-Rolling Bends complex, including fatal shootings in October 2010, July 2013, March 2014, and February 2015, and believes 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 company of the Rolling Bends Apartments, following previous property violence, to protect patrons and deter crime? How did any such safety measures fail?

By law, apartment owners are required to protect all residents legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the Rolling Bends apartment owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, the victims and their families may elect to pursue a legal claim for their injuries.  Under such a claim, the victims 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 victims, but would also demand that Rolling Bends re-evaluate security measures.  It would also serve as a grave warning to other Atlanta apartment owners to make resident safety their first priority.

Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security claims in the Atlanta 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 victims before any evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken fencing, may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. It is imperative that all evidence be preserved to ensure that the victims’ 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 Atlanta, 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 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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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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A 24-year-old father of two, Edward Allen Buford, was reportedly shot and killed at the Villages on The River Apartments Saturday morning, May 23, 2015.

According to AJC, the fatal shooting occurred outside an apartment building at the Villages on The River Apartments on Church Street, shortly before 7:00am.

Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting, leaving residents once again concerned for their safety. The apartment complex was reportedly the scene of a double shooting less than 5 months ago.

Our Legal Take

As police continue to investigate, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a fatal apartment security lapse may have contributed to this tragedy.

What additional security measures, if any, were implemented by the Villages on The River owner and management following the January shooting?  Did any such security precautions fail?

By law, apartment owners are required to protect residents and guests from any foreseeable harm.  Should the Villages on The River apartment owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, the family of Edward Buford may elect to pursue a legal claim for his wrongful death.  Under such a claim, the Buford 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; loss of consortium; and, mental anguish. If the facts of this matter warrant such a negligent security claim, it would not only be an avenue of justice for the Buford family, but would also demand that the Villages on The River apartment complex re-evaluate security measures.  It would also serve as a grave warning to other Riverdale apartment owners to make resident safety their first priority.

Based upon its prior experience in handling negligent security claims in the Riverdale area, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough inspection of the scene will need to be performed immediately on behalf of Mr. Buford’s 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 best 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 apartment security negligence in Georgia, and we offer our legal assistance to the victims in this potential claim, if desired.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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______________________________________________________________________________

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

Ungated Entrance to Nottingham North Apartments

Ungated Entrance to Nottingham North Apartments

Local News

22-year-old Sakevius Travonte Lovett was reportedly shot and injured outside the Nottingham North Apartments in Albany, Thursday night, May 7, 2015.

According to Albany Herald, Mr. Lovett and another man were standing in the apartment complex parking lot, around 10:30pm, when a they were approached by a man carrying a handgun. The gunman apparently shot Mr. Lovett when he attempted to escape. The victim was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with injuries.

Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.

Our Legal Take

As police search for the gunman, The Murray Law Firm is questioning whether a potentially fatal apartment security lapse may also hold responsibility in this shooting.

How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What parking lot security measures and access-controls, such as bright lighting, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents at the time of the shooting?

By law, apartment owners are required to protect residents and guests from any foreseeable harm.  Should the Nottingham North apartment owner and management company have failed in this legal duty, Sakevius Lovett may elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries.  Under such a claim, Mr. Lovett 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 Mr. Lovett, but would also demand that the Nottingham North apartment complex re-evaluate security measures.  It would also serve as a grave warning to other Albany apartment 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 Mr. Lovett 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 best 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 apartment security negligence in Georgia, and we offer our legal assistance to the victims 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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