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Nykris Ridley, Mari Creighton: Justice for Families? Fatally injured in Buckhead Atlanta Nightclub Shooting; Four Others Injured.

Nykris Ridley, Mari Creighton: Justice for Families? Fatally injured in Buckhead Atlanta Nightclub Shooting; Four Others Injured. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Could the shooting at a Buckhead Atlanta nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims families and injured victims? Our firm represents victims of security failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Buckhead Atlanta nightclub early Sunday morning, May 12, 2024, leaving two people dead and four others injured.

As reported by AtlantaNewsFirst.com, “[p]olice said they responded to a call about a person shot at [a nightclub] at 2110 Peachtree Road NW around 2:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they reportedly found six people shot.”

Fox5Atlanta.com is reporting, “a fight inside the lounge on Peachtree Road escalated to gunfire just after 2:00 a.m. Atlanta Police Department reports indicated that the six victims consisted of three men and three women, ranging in age from 20 to 30 years old. One man and one woman were killed.”

According to AtlantaNewsFirst.com, “[e]arly Sunday afternoon, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the deceased victims as 20-year-old Nykris Ridley and 21-year-old Mari Creighton.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Is Justice Available? Our Legal Take

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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?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
  • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 families of Nykris Ridley and Mari Creighton may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss. In addition, any injured 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 the families of Nykris Ridley and Mari Creighton and any injured vicitms retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: NEARLY $200 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 nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial property.

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.

James Otis Collins: Security Failure? Fatally Injured in Sylvester, GA Lounge Shooting.

James Otis Collins: Security Failure? Fatally Injured in Sylvester, GA Lounge Shooting. (WALB.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Sylvester lounge and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of security failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

One man is dead after a shooting at a Sylvester, GA lounge early Saturday morning, March 23, 2024.  

As reported by WALB.com, “[t]he Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), along with the Sylvester Police Department, are investigating a shooting incident early Saturday morning. At around 3 a.m., there was a shooting in the 200 block of South Main Street.”

WALB.com is reporting, “James Otis Collins, 53, of Sylvester, was pronounced dead on the scene.” The report indicates that “[t]he shooting happened at [a] Lounge on South Main Street in Sylvester.”

The investigation is ongoing.

IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? 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.

Lounge patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. 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?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
  • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of James Otis Collins 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 James Otis Collins retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS? NEARLY $200 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 nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial 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.

Khadijah Latavia Jenkins: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Savannah, GA Bar Shooting.

Khadijah Latavia Jenkins: Justice for Family? Fatally Injured in Savannah, GA Bar Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Savannah bar and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Our firm represents victims of security failures across the United States, and we have recovered nearly $200 million dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

One woman is dead after a shooting at a Savannah, GA bar early Saturday morning, Feb 3, 2024.  

As reported by Fox28Savannah.com, “officers responded to the 300 block of Mall Boulevard on Saturday at 3 a.m. based on reports of a shooting and found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.”

WTOC.com is reporting, “[t]he shooting happened at a sports bar.”

According to the report, “[t]he Chatham County Coroner has identified the victim as 32-year-old Khadijah Latavia Jenkins. He says she was shot at least one time and pronounced dead at the scene at 5:37 a.m.”

The investigation is ongoing.

IS JUSTICE AVAILABLE? OUR LEGAL TAKE

Top-100-Trial-Lawyers

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. 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?
  • Were any security personnel at the property?
  • Were security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • What protocol was in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting? 
  • Was the property owner or manager aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the shooting?
  • Have authorities been to the property on prior occasions?
  • Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Khadijah Latavia Jenkins 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 Khadijah Latavia Jenkins retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS? NEARLY $200 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 nearly $200 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including:

  • A $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a victim of gun violence at an apartment complex.
  • Settlement in excess of $10 million dollars for a family who lost a loved one to gun violence at a commercial 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 912-385-9690. Consultations are free and confidential.

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How to Choose and Hire the Right Attorney (Click Here)

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.