Could this tragic loss have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims and their families?
Three people were shot when gunfire broke out “at the Popeyes in the 3000 block of Panola Road” Monday night, October 22, 2018, according to 11 Alive.
DeKalb police told Channel 2 Action News the three victims “were all initially listed in critical condition. Police confirmed around 11:30 p.m. that one person died.”
Was negligent security a factor in this fatal Lithonia fast food restaurant shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the fast food restaurant and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, clear sight lines, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
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 the property owners failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. Additionally, the surviving victims may pursue legal claims for their injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.
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