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Could this tragic loss of life have been prevented are justice and compensation available to Walter Brown’s family?

Gunfire erupted at an Athens apartment complex Monday, December 10, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 31-year-old Walter James Brown Jr.

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, officers responded to the “Oak Hill Apartments…between Fourth Street and Old Hull Road,” around 8:40 p.m. Mr. Brown was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. He was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to fatal injuries.

Police told The AJC, they have made one arrest in connection with the shooting and are now searching for a second suspect.

Was negligent security a factor in this Athens apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Brown’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Brown 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, Mr. Brown’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could this tragic Columbus apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to Derrick Scott’s family?

34-year-old Derrick Scott was shot when gunfire erupted “at the Sands Apartments on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard” Sunday night, December 9, 2018, according to The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Mr. Scott was transported to Piedmont Midtown Medical Center, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

Police have not yet revealed a suspect or motive. A neighbor told WRBL “she’s lived in the area for years and crime has always been an issue to the point where she feels unsafe in her own community.”

Was negligent security a factor in this Columbus apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Scott’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Scott 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, Derrick Scott’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Georgia apartment residents have a right to feel safe and secure in their own homes. Yet, while home owners can implement any security precaution they deem necessary to protect themselves and their families, apartment tenants are largely at the mercy of their property owner and management company to deter crime. Security measures may include gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, off-duty police patrols, private security personnel, bright lighting, and background checks for both tenants and employees. Sadly, such precautions are all too often neglected to limit financial exposure. This inaction and greed can have devastating consequences.

Police told WSB-TV 2 they are searching for “a man who they say has robbed at least eight people at gunpoint at their Buckhead and Midtown apartment complexes in the last month.” The robberies “have spanned five separate apartment complexes,” including “the Allure Complex on Peachtree Valley Road and the 1660 Luxury Apartments on Peachtree Street.”

According to The AJC, two women were robbed in separate incidents “at the Brookwood Valley Apartments in Buckhead” on November 7, 2018.

“Brookhaven Police were called to the Post Glen Apartments on Peachtree Road on November 24,” per 11 Alive reports. In that incident “the gunman took the woman’s purse and shot her in the thigh.”

The robberies raise grave questions about apartment complex security measures and what property managers are doing to protect tenants.

Victims of Atlanta Apartment Assault or Injury: What Are My Legal Options for Justice and Compensation?

By law, Georgia apartment complex owners have a duty to protect tenants and guests from any foreseeable harm. Should a property owner fail in this critical responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries, sexual assaults, or wrongful deaths suffered as a consequence. Compensation may be in the tens of millions of dollars. As each case and property is unique, victims of apartment crime should speak with an experienced security negligence firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, is preserved and their best interests are protected.

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Our Clients frequently come in concerned that they won’t be able to afford legal help. We believe everyone has a right to exceptional legal service. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. This means our interests are always tied to that of our Clients. Be sure to ask any potential personal injury attorney about their fee schedule and whether they represent Clientele on a contingency basis before signing a contract.

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