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Could this tragedy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Lavonda Finklea’s family?

A violent carjacking outside an Atlanta Burger King reportedly claimed the life of 35-year-old Lavonda Finklea Friday night, July 13, 2018.

According to the AJC, the deadly shooting occurred when “three men attempted to carjack Lavonda Finklea…outside a Burger King in the 2600 block of Metropolitan Parkway.” Tragically, Ms. Finklea succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.

Family and friends are now mourning the loss of this young mother-of-three. Ms. Finklea’s brother told WSB-TV 2, his sister had recently moved to Atlanta in “pursuit of a better life and stable income.”

Was negligent security a factor in this Atlanta parking lot shooting and could this tragedy have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Ms. Finklea’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Restaurant and parking lot 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 subject property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Ms. Finklea 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Lavonda Finklea may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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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(News 6)

Could this senseless Thomson convenience store shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Security measures are in question after “18-year-old Aaryonna Coleman and 17-year-old Tyquerion Steed” were reportedly shot and injured outside “[a] Spee-Dee Foods” Wednesday afternoon, June 27, 2018, according to both wjbf.com and News 6.

Thomson police told The Augusta Chronicle the two individuals were shot in the convenience store parking lot around 3:30 p.m. Both were transported to area hospitals.

A local resident apparently told The Augusta Chronicle “the neighborhood where the shooting occurred is no stranger to crime.”

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

Our Legal Take

Store and parking lot 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 subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were implemented by the convenience store owner to deter crime following media reports of prior local criminal activity?

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 convenience store owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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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Could this Decatur shooting have been prevented and is justice available to the injured bystander?

Gunfire erupted during a suspected robbery attempt outside a Kroger grocery store Friday night, June 15, 2018, leaving an innocent bystander injured, according to 11 Alive reports.

Police told WSB-TV 2, “three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot” in what may have been “a robbery or carjacking” attempt. An exchange of gunfire broke out between one of the victims and the assailant, striking an “innocent bystander.” The intended victims were apparently uninjured in the attack. Two of the assailants suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless shooting and could it have been prevented?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the injured bystander may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Grocery store and parking lot 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 subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

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    (June 2018 Crime Map – Spotcrime.com)

    Recent crime reports from Spotcrime.com reveal a number of violent crimes in the surrounding area.

  • Was the parking lot owner aware of this criminal activity? If so, what additional security measures, such as monitored surveillance cameras and security personnel, were implemented by the owner to deter such crime?

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 grocery store or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the innocent bystander may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

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.

CALL NOW: 404.842.1600

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