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Ezra Whitehead Seriously Injured in Revery Virtual Reality Bar Shooting.

Ezra Whitehead Seriously Injured in Midtown Atlanta Virtual Reality Bar Shooting. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Could this bar shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Whitehead?

Atlanta News

Gunfire erupted at a Midtown Atlanta virtual reality bar early Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, seriously injuring one man.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “the shooting started when two men got into an argument inside [a]…Virtual Reality Bar.”  The argument escalated into a shooting crime scene. WSBtv.com is reporting police arrived “just after 2 a.m. and discovered a 23-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds…He was later identified as Ezra Whitehead.”

Media outlets report police are still searching for the shooter.

Our Legal Take

Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Were authorities called when the initial argument escalated in intensity?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Whitehead and others at the time of the shooting?

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 nightclub owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Whitehead may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence 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 negligent security case, it is imperative that Mr. Whitehead retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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 404.842.1600. 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.

Jaelynn Huff Injured in Edge Nightclub Shooting.

Jaelynn Huff Injured in Augusta Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could this nightclub shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

Augusta News

Gunfire erupted at an Augusta, Georgia nightclub early Friday morning, March 1, 2019, injuring one woman.  According to WFXG.com, “[t]he Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early Friday morning shooting at the Edge Nightclub in Augusta.”  WRDW.com is reporting,  “[t]he shooting stemmed from an argument between [the suspect] and five others inside the nightclub…[the suspect] and the others were asked to leave the club.”  After leaving the club, “[the suspect] retrieved a gun from her car and opened fire on the victim and four others…[t]he victim was struck in the head,” according to WRDW.com.  In a subsequent news story, WJBF.com is reporting the victim as ” 25-year-old Jaelynn Huff.”

The suspect has apparently been arrested and charged per media reports.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Were authorities called when the initial argument escalated in intensity?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Huff and others at the time of the shooting?

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 nightclub owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Ms. Huff  may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence 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 negligent security case, it is imperative that Ms. Huff retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Obtained Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements for our Clients…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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.

Could this senseless Atlanta lounge shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victim?

A fight escalated into gunfire outside “J.R.’s Lounge in the 100 block of Fairburn Road in southwest Atlanta” Sunday night, December 30, 2018, according to FOX 5.

According to 11 Alive, “two people got into an argument near the entrance of the club” and a bystander was shot while attempting “to intervene and separate them.” The heroic victim’s identity and current condition have not been released.

Was negligent security a factor in this bar shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Bar and nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the lounge and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 lounge owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained one $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict.

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: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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