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Could the tragic loss of this young man have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Wyatt’s family?

Gunfire erupted “in a busy shopping center…in the 5000 block of Old National Highway” Wednesday night, September 26, 2018, tragically claiming the life of 24-year-old Jeremiah Wyatt, according to The AJC.

Police told WSBTV 2 they are still searching for suspects and a motive.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Wyatt’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Shopping center 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 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, monitored surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Wyatt 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 shopping center owner failed to provide adequate security, Jeremiah Wyatt’s family 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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Parking garages are often targets for criminal activity due to numerous dark hiding places and frequently vulnerable patrons, balancing children, strollers, car keys, and valuables. Georgia parking facility owners have a responsibility to protect their patrons from violent crime, sexual assault, and foreseeable harm. This duty is particularly critical in parking facilities frequented by families and children.

An August 2018 CBS 46 investigation reveals “a string of car break-ins at one of Atlanta’s most popular tourist destinations…the Georgia Aquarium.” Police told media “after breaking into the vehicles, the suspects then use stolen credit cards taken from those cars and go on a shopping spree.”

All too often, parking lot break-ins and robberies escalate into violence. These recent incidents serve as grave reminders that Georgia parking facility owners need to provide a safe and secure space for families entering and exiting their establishment. Parking facility security measures may include guarded entry, bright lighting, security patrols, off-duty police officers, patron escorts, and actively monitored surveillance cameras. Further, staff should be properly trained to watch for and respond to violence and suspicious behavior, such as those loitering between cars.

Victims of Parking Garage Assault or Injury: What Are My Legal Options for Justice and Compensation?

As each case and property is unique, victims of parking garage crime should speak with an experienced security negligence firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as surveillance footage or broken lighting, is preserved and their best interests are protected.

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Could this tragic shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Flemister’s family?

27-year-old Jeremiah Flemister was reportedly shot and killed outside a Decatur supermarket Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

According to FOX 5, an altercation between Mr. Flemister and another man began “inside a [supermarket] on Memorial Drive” and “spilled out into the parking lot.” The assailant apparently opened fire, striking Mr. Flemister. He was transported to the hospital, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries.

Police have since made an arrest in connection with the shooting, per 11 Alive reports.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Flemister’s family 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 grocery store and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Media reports indicate the altercation began inside the store and spilled into the parking lot. What attempts were made by store staff or management to safely and separately remove all parties involved prior to an escalation to violence?
  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Flemister 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 grocery store or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Jeremiah Flemister may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

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.

CALL NOW: 404.842.1600

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