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Lawrence Franklin Fatally Injured in Valdosta, GA Restaurant Shooting.

Lawrence Franklin Fatally Injured in Valdosta, GA Restaurant Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted early Monday morning, September 7, 2020 outside a Valdosta, GA restaurant leaving one man dead. 

As reported by WCTV.tv, “[t]he Valdosta Police Department received 911 calls about a person being shot and responded to [a] BBQ [restaurant] at 118 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive around 3:30 in the morning.”

WFXL.com is reporting, “responding officers found 21-year-old Lawrence Franklin with an apparent gunshot wound.”

According to the report, “[o]fficers assisted providing first [aid] until EMS arrived. Franklin was then taken to South Georgia Medical Center,” but was, sadly, unable to recover from his inquires.

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.

Restaurant patrons and guests 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 there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was the restaurant aware of any suspicious activity on property prior to 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 family of Lawrence Franklin 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 Lawrence Franklin 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.

Ronald Green and Clifton "Casey" Emmert Killed in Smyrna, GA Shopping Center Shooting.

Ronald Green and Clifton “Casey” Emmert Killed in Smyrna, GA Shopping Center Shooting. (WSBtv.com)

Could the shooting at a Smyrna shopping center parking lot 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 a Smyrna, GA shopping center parking lot Thursday evening, July 16, 2020, leaving two men dead.

As reported by WSBtv.com, “[i]t happened at [a local] shopping center in Smyrna Thursday. Police said they received a call about a shooting around 5:50 p.m.”

According to 11Alive.com, “Ronald Green and Clifton “Casey” Emmert – both from Marietta – were shot and killed in an ‘ambush-style’ attack in the parking lot of the Cumberland Marketplace shopping center.”

Per the report, police believe that “Green and Emmert were sitting in Green’s car in the parking lot when a man drove up, got out, and shot them…the suspect – still unknown – drove off from the scene in a dark-gray, newer model Toyota Camry with a ‘tag applied for’ license plate.”

The investigation is ongoing, the suspect has not been identified yet.

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.

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the shopping center 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, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Did the shopping center have adequate security in place at the time of the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were 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 people or activity on the property prior to 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 families of Ronald Green and Clifton “Casey” Emmert 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 families of Ronald Green and Clifton “Casey” Emmert 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.

Dallas Wright, Dionte Little Injured in Atlanta Nightclub Shooting.

Dallas Wright, Dionte Little Injured in Atlanta Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting 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 Saturday morning, June 27, 2020, leaving two people injured.

According to 11Alive.com, “officers responded to reports of a person shot at [a] Lounge in the 1700 block of Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, NW. When officers arrived, they found 34-year-old Dallas Wright with a gunshot wound to the arm.”

According to the report, “[Dallas] Wright told investigators he was in the parking lot of the nightclub when a car drove by and someone began shooting. He says he does not believe he was the intended target, but that they were shooting at another group because of a dispute that occurred inside the club.”

11Alive.com is reporting, “another shooting victim, 38-year-old Dionte Little, was discovered at Grady Memorial Hospital, but was in surgery and unable to speak with investigators.”

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.

Business 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? 
  • 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?
  • What measures were taken to de-escalate the preceding argument and ensure that all parties were removed safely?

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.