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David Burnette Killed in Athens Apartment Complex Shooting.

David Burnette Killed in Athens Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Athens apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Athens, Georgia apartment complex Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2019, leaving one man dead.  According to 11Alive.com, the incident “happened at [an]…apartment complex in the 2300 block of West Broad Street.”  Per the report, “[w]hen officers responded to a shots fired call Thursday shortly after 12 noon, they discovered the body of David Burnette dead from what investigators said appeared to be gunshot wounds.”  

No suspects have been detained and the shooting remains under investigation.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex 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:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect David Burnette and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the complex aware of any disturbances or suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the complex?

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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, David Burnette‘s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any other victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 David Burnette‘s family and any other injured victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Reported Sexual Assault in Whitemarsh Island Apartment Complex.

Reported Sexual Assault in Whitemarsh Island Apartment Complex. (WTOC.com)

Did a security failure contribute to this unconscionable Whitemarsh Island apartment complex sexual assault and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at a Whitemarsh Island, Georgia apartment complex, Saturday morning, June 1, 2019.  

According to WTOC.com, “Chatham County Police say [the sexual assault] happened Saturday at the Colonial Grand at the Hammocks apartments on Johnny Mercer Boulevard.”  Fox28media.com is reporting, “[t]he victim was asleep in her apartment when she awoke to a stranger, who had broken into her residence, sexually assaulting her.”  The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Police have no suspect in custody and the incident is still under investigation according to the media outlets.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this reported sexual assault may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence or assault on property?
  • How did the assailant gain entry to the property?
  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect residents at the time of the assault? 

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 apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors and residents, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for her injuries and suffering.

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.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of sexual violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Mother and 4-Year-Old Daughter Seriously Injured When Apartment Complex Stairwell Collapses.

Mother and 4-Year-Old Daughter Seriously Injured When Apartment Complex Stairwell Collapses. (WSBtv.com)

Did deferred maintenance contribute to the injuries at an Atlanta apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

LOCAL NEWS

A mother and her daughter were injured at an Atlanta, Georgia apartment complex Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2019.  According to WSBtv.com the stairwell collapse “happened at an apartment complex on Parkway Drive in northeast Atlanta.”  The news story reports “the mother and her 4-year-old child were on the second-story landing of the staircase when it caved in, sending them crashing to the ground below.”  According to AJC.com the mother “suffered injuries to her left arm, back and torso, but cradled her daughter during the fall, protecting her.”  Both the mother and child were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where the mother underwent surgery on her arm, according to AJC.com

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 property maintenance provided at the apartment complex and whether this incident may have been prevented.

  • Did the apartment complex owner know of any unsafe conditions on the property?
  • Were any recent inspections done on the stairwell?
  • Were residents informed of any unsafe conditions?

Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate maintenance and fix any unsafe conditions to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling personal injury claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a personal injury case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.