Articles Posted in Premises Liability

A 5-year-old boy tragically drowned during a pool party at the Quality Inn Sunday evening, July 1, 2018. Police told the Valdosta Daily Times a local family was staying at the “Quality Inn…on West Hill Avenue” for a birthday party. The young boy was discovered  “unresponsive…near the bottom of the pool.” Sadly, emergency responders were unable to revive him.

The heart-breaking loss serves as a grave reminder to Georgia hotel owners and managers to provide a safe and secure pool area, particularly for their youngest guests.

Hotel Water Safety Questions:

  • Is the swimming pool area completely enclosed? If so, is all fencing at least four feet tall with self-closing and self-latching gates? Are there any gaps in the fencing
  • Is a certified life-guard on duty? Has property staff been trained in CPR, first aid and emergency response?
  • Are all pool filters and drains up to date with pressure-venting mechanisms designed to reduce risk of entrapment?
  • Are pool rules and occupancy limits clearly posted? How does property management monitor and enforce these pool rules?
  • Are waters treated and tested daily in accordance with health codes?

Victims of Hotel Swimming Pool Safety Negligence: Know Your Rights

By law, Georgia hotel owners are required to protect all guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should they fail in this critical responsibility, the property owner may be held civilly liable for any injuries or deaths which occur as a consequence.

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Amid a recent surge in gun violence, including several apartment complex shootings, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has launched the “G.I.V.I.N.G. B.A.C.K.” initiative to bring peace to the community.

According to WFXG, the “Gun Involved Violence Negating Generational Blight And Criminal Kinships” program targets those deemed as “high risk” of becoming a “victim, witness or offender” of gun violence and provides them with “resources, such as the school system or court system.”

There were “seven shootings, including three homicides,” in the first two weeks of June, per Augusta Chronicle reports. “Since then, there have been at least seven shootings, with two being homicides.”

Victims of Augusta Property Violence: Know Your Rights

Guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should a property owner fail in this critical duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or deaths which occur as a consequence.

We Fight for Victims of Property Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

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 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 at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

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.
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Could this Atlanta recording studio shooting have been prevented and is justice available to the victims?

Gunfire erupted outside an Atlanta recording studio Tuesday morning, June 5, 2015, reportedly leaving three men injured.

According to WSB-TV 2, “the shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Patchwerk Studios, in the 1000 block of Hemphill Avenue.” Two men suffered gunshot wounds to the leg and a third was stabbed in the hand during what the The AJC described as an “ambush” in the “back corner of the parking lot.” Police are still searching for suspects.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Atlanta recording studio shooting and could this incident have been prevented?  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

Patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises the business they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the recording studio and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What parking lot security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear sightlines, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 recording studio 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 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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