Man Injured in Decatur Exxon Gas Station Shooting; Victim’s Avenue to Justice and Compensation

Could this Decatur gas station shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Gunfire erupted outside “the Exxon gas station on Ponce De Leon in Decatur” Monday night, July 3, 2018, leaving one man critically injured, according to CBS 46.

Police told FOX 5 a “suspect walked up to a 28-year-old man parked at a gas pump and sitting in his SUV, shooting him several times.” He was transported to DeKalb Medical with “critical” injuries. His current condition and identity have not been released.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Decatur gas station shooting and could this incident have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Gas station 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 subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as clear windows, monitored surveillance cameras and security personnel, were in place to protect the victim and deter crime 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 gas station owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his 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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