Carmen Pettiford Injured in Austell Head-On Car Accident.

Carmen Pettiford Injured in Austell Head-On Car Accident. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Austell News

An accident involving two vehicles Sunday evening, July 21, 2019, caused multiple injuries.

As reported by MDJonline.com, the crash happened on Veterans Memorial Highway near Davis Drive at around 5:30pm.

According to the report, a black 2007 Dodge Caliber being driven east on Veterans Memorial Highway failed to maintain its lane and entered the center turn lane colliding head-on with a grey 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

The driver of the Chevrolet Malibu, “Austell resident Carmen Pettiford, 18, was transported to the nearby WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell with non-life-threatening injuries,” per the report.  The driver of the Dodge Caliber was transported to Grady Hospital in Atlanta with non-life-threatening injuries.

Cobb Police are handling the investigation.

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As the details of this accident continue to develop, Carmen Pettiford may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for her injuries.  The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that Carmen Pettiford should retain a law firm without delay to protect her interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.

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The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a Client.  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 CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Pedestrian Shani’ya Crapper Struck and Killed on Victory Drive in Columbus.

Pedestrian Shani’ya Crapper Struck and Killed on Victory Drive in Columbus. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Columbus News

A motor vehicle accident sadly claimed the life of a pedestrian Sunday night, July 21, 2019.

As reported by WRBL.com, a “woman was struck Sunday night by a car on Victory Drive, near Border Drive.” According to the report, the victim was transported to “Piedmont Columbus Regional emergency room where she later died from blunt force trauma.”

WTVM.com is reporting the identity of the victim as “20 year old Shani’ya Crapper.” Columbus Police Department Motor Squad is investigating the incident.

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

As the details of this accident continue to develop, the family of Shani’ya Crapper may elect to file civil claims seeking substantial compensation for their loss. The Murray Law Firm has had extensive and successful experience representing victims of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, and the legal team at the firm suggests that the family of Shani’ya Crapper should retain a law firm without delay to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation and the preservation of any and all evidence. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before this evidence is damaged or destroyed.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a Client.  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 CALL NOW: 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Ralph Burras Killed in Southwest Atlanta Apartment Complex Shooting.

Ralph Burras Killed in Southwest Atlanta Apartment Complex Shooting. (AJC.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Southwest Atlanta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia apartment complex early Monday Morning, July 22, 2019, tragically claiming the life of a young man.  As reported by AJC.com, “officers arrived just before 2 a.m. to…Apartments on Landrum Drive.” A body was found lying between cars in the parking lot. According to the report, “[r]elatives identified the victim as 21-year-old Ralph Burras.” No suspects have been identified, the investigation is ongoing.

This is apparently not the first report of violent activity in this area.  AJC.com reported on a shooting homicide in April 2019 and Fox5Atlanta.com reported on a shooting incident in August 2017.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Ralph Burras at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any disturbances or suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Ralph Burras may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Ralph Burras’ family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property in Atlanta. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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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