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Could this Atlanta gas station shooting have been prevented?

Local News

Elliot Jacoby Johnson, 26, tragically was shot and killed at an Atlanta gas station Tuesday morning, March 2, 2018, while reportedly assisting friends in need.

Per reporting from the AJC, the young “father…was gunned down while helping friends change a tire at a south Fulton County gas station” at about “3 a.m. Tuesday.”  Channel 2 news reports that “[s]urveillance footage captured the deadly shooting and…police are now looking for [5 people].”  Sadly, Mr. Johnson leaves behind a young daughter according both news outlets.

Was negligent security on the part of the property owner a factor in this senseless shooting, and could this have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

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

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, security patrols, and other safety measures were in place to protect Mr. Johnson and deter crime 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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Mr. Johnson may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

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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Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 2.51.53 PMGeorgia Car Accident Victims: The Legal Avenue to Justice, Compensation

The Georgia Department of Transportation has launched the Drive Alert, Arrive Alive campaign to call attention to a dramatic increase in GA roadway fatalities. “2015 ended with 1,427 fatalities,” GDOT reports. Many of these fatalities were at the hands of distracted drivers and hundreds more resulted in serious injury. Our law firm represents victims of roadway accidents throughout the state of Georgia. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, including a recent $29.25 million dollar verdict, and our mission is to help the victims these tragic and senseless accidents.

I Was Seriously Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident.  What Assistance Can an Attorney Provide? 

After an accident, our Clients come in with a number of questions and concerns. Many of these relate to insurance negotiations, medical care and property damage. In some tragic circumstances, a loved one has been lost in an accident and grieving family members are uncertain of how to proceed.  A dedicated, experienced personal injury firm should be able to immediately provide victims of motor vehicle accidents with a strategic plan to navigate the coming days, months, and years. Each case is different and should be customized to the needs of the specific victim. Your initial consultation should be free, thorough and provide you with a solid understanding of your legal options.

Should I Speak With or Hire an Attorney that Contacted Me Directly, In the Hospital, Through Social Media, or Through an Investigator?

The American Bar Association Rule 7.3 states that a lawyer “shall not” contact a prospective Client through a “live telephone” or an “in-person” visit. If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

Do I Need an Attorney to Negotiate with Insurance Companies?

Sadly, insurance companies are all too often more concerned with limiting their own financial exposure than providing victims with the compensation and long-term medical care they need. An experienced personal injury attorney will handle all negotiations with insurance companies to get victims the maximum recovery they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney should also handle property damage claims related to your case. Be sure to ask any potential attorney about their experience negotiating with insurance companies. Having an experienced personal injury attorney during this complex negotiation process can mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation.

How Do I Handle Medical Billing and Long-Term Medical Care While Waiting on an At-Fault Driver’s Insurance?

A comprehensive personal injury firm will assist Clients by acting as a liaison between their medical care providers and insurance companies. The firm should handle all communications and negotiations with medical billing offices and an exceptional attorney will even coordinate long-term medical appointments and Client transportation to medical providers, if needed.

Can I Afford an Attorney?

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.

You Deserve Justice. We Can Help.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing Georgia victims and families devastated by distracted drivers. We offer our legal assistance, if desired. 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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