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Charles Edward Lawson III, Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez Killed in Augusta, GA Nightclub Shooting.

Charles Edward Lawson III, Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez Killed in Augusta, GA Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting deaths at an Augusta nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at an Augusta, Georgia nightclub early Saturday morning, December 7, 2019, leaving two young men dead.

As reported by WSBtv.com, “the shooting occurred at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at [a] Club in Augusta.”

According to the report the victims have been identified as “Charles Edward Lawson III, 28, and Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez, 23.”

WJBF.com is reporting, a suspect has been arrested and is facing ” two counts of murder, aggravated assault, and related gun charges.”

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the nightclub 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? 
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
  • What nightclub security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of 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 nightclub owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Charles Edward Lawson III and Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

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 family of Charles Edward Lawson III and Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez 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 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.

Ghost Bar Shooting in Atlanta Leaves One Man Injured.

Ghost Bar Shooting in Atlanta Leaves One Man Injured. (11Alive.com)

 Could the shooting at an Atlanta bar 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.

Local News

Gunfire erupted at an Atlanta, Georgia bar early Saturday morning, November 30, 2019, leaving one man injured.

According to CBS46.com, “[p]olice responded to a shots fired call at Ghost Bar on Edgewood Avenue just after 2:30 am.”

According to the report, “[w]hen police arrived, they found a man shot in the stomach. He was quickly taken to Grady Hospital for emergency surgery.”

As reported by 11Alive.com, “[I]nvestigators said there was a dispute inside the bar prior to the shooting.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Bar 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? 
  • Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his 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 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.

The Chill Spot Nightclub Shooting Leaves Three People Injured.

The Chill Spot Nightclub Shooting, Atlanta,  Leaves Three People Injured. (11Alive.com)

Could the shooting in the parking lot outside an Atlanta nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out outside an Atlanta, Georgia nightclub early Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, leaving three people injured.

According to 11Alive.com, “[t]hree people were shot just before 4:30 a.m….at The Chill Spot in the 1900 block of Moreland Avenue, SE.”

According to the report, “the preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting happened when a male and female got into an argument at the nightclub.”  The suspect reportedly pulled out a handgun and started shooting at the other suspect.  That other suspect retrieved his gun and also started shooting, according to news reports.

Three people were injured in the shooting, two victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical but stable condition and the third victim was taken to Atlanta Medical Center in stable condition.

CBS46.com is reporting, “[p]olice have arrested a woman in connection with a shooting outside “The Chill Spot” nightclub early Sunday morning.”

The other male suspect has not been identified.

Our Legal Take

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

Nightclub 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? 
  • Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of 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 victims 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 the victims 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 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Click Here to Find Out How to Choose the Right Attorney

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.