David Burnette Killed in Athens Apartment Complex Shooting.

David Burnette Killed in Athens Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Athens 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 Athens, Georgia apartment complex Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2019, leaving one man dead.  According to 11Alive.com, the incident “happened at [an]…apartment complex in the 2300 block of West Broad Street.”  Per the report, “[w]hen officers responded to a shots fired call Thursday shortly after 12 noon, they discovered the body of David Burnette dead from what investigators said appeared to be gunshot wounds.”  

No suspects have been detained and the shooting remains under investigation.

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 David Burnette and others 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?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the complex?

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, David Burnette‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any other victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their injuries.

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 David Burnette‘s family and any other injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

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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. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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James Patrick, Killed in GA-59/GA-77 Bus Accident in Hart County.

James Patrick, Killed in GA-59/GA-77 Bus Accident in Hart County. (WSPA.com)

Hart County News

A motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle and a tour bus left two people dead and three others injured Sunday morning, June 16, 2019.

According to WSPA.com, “The wreck happened at the intersection of GA-77 and GA-59 around 6 a.m.”  FoxCarolina.com is reporting, “a Ionosphere Tour Bus crashed into the side of a Jeep Liberty that failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection.”  Per the WSPA.com report, “[t]he driver of the bus, 76-year-old James Patrick, and the front passenger in the Jeep, 18-year-old Morgan Wilson, were killed in the crash.” The driver of the Jeep and two other passengers in the Jeep were also taken to the hospital with injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, the family of James Patrick may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim 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 James Patrick’s family 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.  Also, Under Georgia Workers’ Compensation laws, our legal team suggests that the family of James Patrick will most likely be entitled to significant compensation as a result of this accident. In addition, any other families or victims may elect to file claim for their loss or injuries.

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The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one. 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: 888-842-1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Julia Brazil, Tammie Stafford, Fatally Injured in Car Accident on I-95 in McIntosh County.

Julia Brazil, Tammie Stafford, Fatally Injured in Car Accident on I-95 in McIntosh County. (WTOC.com)

McIntosh County News

A motor vehicle accident involving multiple vehicles claimed the lives of two people and left others injured early Thursday morning, June 13, 2019.  According to WTOC.com, “[t]he wreck occurred near mile marker 61…just after the Highway 17 exit…in the early morning hours Thursday.”  The news story reports, “a Honda Accord driven by a male was traveling in the southbound lanes when it struck a Volvo with four occupants inside. The Volvo became disabled in the left-hand lanes and the occupants exited the vehicle to seek safety on the shoulder of the road near the guard rails.”  A short moment later, “[w]hile on the roadway a Dodge Nitro occupied with four people struck the Volvo. Within minutes of striking the Volvo, a Chevy Cruise with two occupants struck both the Dodge Nitro and Volvo. A Dodge Ram later struck the Dodge Nitro.”  WSAV.com is reporting the two women whose lives were lost have “been identified as Julia Brazil of South Carolina and her 55-year-old daughter, Tammie Stafford.”

The driver of the Honda Accord is facing DUI charges, according to the media reports.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and dependent on a finding of fault, the family of Julia Brazil and Tammie Stafford may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss.  In addition, any other injured victims may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their 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 the family of Julia Brazil and Tammie Stafford 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: Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia motor vehicle accidents such as this one. 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: 888-842-1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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