Could the shooting at an Atlanta nightclub parking lot have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
Gunfire rang out at an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub parking lot early Monday morning, April 6, 2020, leaving one man injured.
According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “a man was shot outside an Atlanta nightclub overnight. It happened outside the Gold Room on Piedmont Road.”
According to the report, “[t]he man was shot in the leg and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital…[h]e’s expected to be okay.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the property 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:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property, and were any security measures implemented to address any past incidents?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting and visible surveillance cameras, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
- Was the management aware of any suspicious activity on the property prior to 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 property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his 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 the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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