Articles Posted in Negligent Security

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Security Negligence? Our Legal Take: Teen Shot During Stockbridge Parking Lot Block Party

Was negligent security a factor in the weekend shooting of a 16-year-old girl?

Local News

A 16-year-old girl is reportedly in critical condition after being shot during a parking lot party, near the entrance to the Olivia Place apartments, Saturday, April 23, 2016.

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According to WSBTV, “[t]he shooting took place during a large block party behind a strip of shops off North Henry Boulevard and at the entrance to Olivia Place apartments.”  Fox 5 News reports, that the” [t]he shooting happened in a parking lot near an apartment complex,” while AJC.com reports that the shooting occurred after a “fight broke out at a pool party.”

Police apparently told media “more than 100 teens” were present when gunfire erupted, and AJC.com has reported that a 19-year-old male has been arrested that “may be involved in [the] weekend shooting.”

Our Legal Take

Parking lot and apartment patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the parking lot where this senseless shooting occurred and whether this horrific attack may have been prevented.

  • Was the property owner or manager aware of the large gathering of minors and, if so, were any attempts made to disperse the crowd prior to violence? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner to deter such crime?

By law, property owners in Georgia are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the facts of this matter reveal that owners or managers of the parking lot or apartment complex failed to provide adequate security, the young victim and her family may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for her injuries.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Property Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Fatal Shooting at The Metropolitan, Atlanta

Local News

A shooting at The Metropolitan recording studios in Atlanta reportedly claimed the lives of two men Wednesday night, April 20, 2016.

The AJC reports, the shooting occurred shortly before 8:30pm at The Metropolitan Intown Business and Arts District, which “comprises several recording studios, offices and living spaces.”

A witness who was recording a CD inside the studio told media “he heard gun shots and saw two men running.” The witness apparently believed “another group of recording artists were having a listening party” at the time.

Police have not yet identified suspects or a motive.

Our Legal Take

Patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the recording studios where this senseless incident took place, and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as access-controlled entry, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting to protect patrons?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any security precautions implemented by the property owner to deter such crime?

Generally, business owners and operators are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or operator of the recording studios failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the families of the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for their wrongful deaths.

Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victims’ families retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.  Based upon its prior experience in handling security negligence claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Motel Security Failure? Our Legal Take: Atlanta Super 8 Motel Robbery, Assault

Local News

A woman was reportedly robbed and beaten in a “Super 8 Motel room on Jonesboro Road” in Atlanta Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Fox 54 News reports, “two males knocked on the door of hotel room and forced their way into the room….The suspects pistol-whipped [the victim] in the face and head, and stole approximately $200 and a cell phone.”

The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries. Police are still searching for the suspects.

Our Legal Take

Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on property. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to residents and guests of the Super 8 motel, and whether this horrific assault may have been prevented.

  • April 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    April 2016 Crime Map (spotcrime.com)

    How did the suspects gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as security fencing, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect guests at the time of the break-in?

  • Recent crime reports reveal a number of local thefts, robberies and burglaries in the area. Were any additional security precautions implemented by the owner and management to deter such crime?

By law, motel owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm.  Should the facts of this matter reveal that the motel owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for her injuries.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the motel and property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Motel Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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