Could the stabbing at a Valdosta nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man died after a stabbing incident at a Valdosta, GA nightclub early Wednesday morning, October 7, 2020.
As reported by ValdostaToday.com, “[o]n Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at approximately 2:01 am., Valdosta Police Officers responded to [a club], at 319 East Hill Avenue after receiving several E911 calls about a subject who had been stabbed and was unresponsive.”
WTXL.com is reporting, “[w]hen officers arrived, they provided first aid to the victim, later identified as Artavious Allen, until Emergency Medical Services responded and transported Allen to South Georgia Medical Center.”
Sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this stabbing and shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether these incidents may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the incidents?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of 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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Artavious Allen 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 the family of Artavious Allen retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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