Was Security Sufficient? Our Legal Take: Man Injured in Parking Lot Shooting
A man was reportedly shot and critically injured in the parking lot outside Dugan’s Bar in Atlanta Tuesday evening, August 11, 2015 per media reports.
According to 11 Alive News, the shooting occurred in the parking lot outside Dugan’s Bar on Old National Highway, shortly after 10:00pm. The news station reports that “Fulton County Police units were dispatched to Dugan’s Bar in the 6100 block of Old National Highway at about 10:15 Tuesday evening after a man was reported shot outside his vehicle there.” The victim was reportedly shot in the chest, and transported to Grady Memorial in critical condition. Fulton County Police apparently have not yet identified a suspect or motive in the shooting.
Our Legal Take
The Murray Law Firm has represented Clients who have been subject to violent crime in the Old National Highway area. As police continue their investigation, questions arise as to the level of security afforded to those in the parking lot.
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting? Did any such precautions fail?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the parking lot owner to protect patrons and deter such crime?
Generally, parking lot owners 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 management of the parking lot failed provide adequate security, the victim may elect to pursue a legal claim for his injuries. Under such a claim, the victim and his family may be entitled to substantial monetary compensation. Given the complexities of pursuing such a potential case, it is imperative that the victim immediately 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 negligent security cases in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the apartment and property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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