Could the injuries from a robbery and shooting at an Atlanta gas station 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.
A robbery and shooting at an Atlanta, Georgia gas station Thursday night, February 13, 2020, left one man injured.
As reported by Fox5Atlanta.com, “It started at [a gas station] located at 1678 Howell Mill Road NW just before 8 p.m….a woman was filling up the tires on her vehicle when someone opened the driverside door to her car and grabbed her purse from inside the vehicle.”
According to the report, “[a] man, who witnessed the theft, ran after the suspect trying to chase him down…and was shot in the stomach by the suspect.”
WSBtv.com is reporting, “[f]ollowing the chase, the suspect jumped into a black SUV with another man inside.”
The victim was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Gas station and convenience store patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the gas station is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this assault may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have there been prior violent incidents near or on the property?
- What security measures were present to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the assault?
- Was there any reports of suspicious individuals on the property prior to the incident?
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 gas station 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 his interests.
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