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Gata’s Sports Bar and Grill Shooting, HInesville, GA, Leaves Two People Injured.

Gata’s Sports Bar and Grill Shooting, HInesville, GA, Leaves Two People Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the shooting at a Hinesville bar and grill 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

Two people were injured after a shooting incident at a Hinesville, GA bar and grill Thursday night, October 18, 2020.

WTOC.com is reporting, “two men were shot at Gata’s Sports Bar and Grill Thursday night.It happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. on the 800 block of Elma G. Miles Parkway.”

According to the report, “one person was shot in the stomach and another person was injured when a bullet ricocheted and struck him above the knee. The person shot in the stomach is being treated at Memorial Health in Savannah.” The shooting began with an argument between two people.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting.

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.

Bar and grill patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar 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 these incidents may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the 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?

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 bar 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 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.

Darious Taylor, Corrick K. Odum Injured in Hinesville, GA Nightclub Shooting.

Darious Taylor, Corrick K. Odum Injured in Hinesville, GA Nightclub Shooting. (CoastalCourier.com)

Could the shooting at a Hinesville 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

Two men were injured after a shooting incident at a Hinesville, GA nightclub early Friday morning, October 19, 2020.

The shooting happened “in the parking lot of [a club] located in the 700 block of East Oglethorpe Highway.”

CoastalCourier.com is reporting, “there was a disturbance in the club shortly after midnight when the shots rang out…a trail of blood was found leading from the club into the parking lot.”

According to the report, “Darious Taylor…had been shot in his leg…another man identified as Corrick K. Odum later showed up at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville suffering from a gunshot wound which appeared to have struck his hand and lodged into his left arm. He also sustained a bullet wound to his upper chest.”

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.

Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar 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 these incidents may have been avoided:

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property? 
  • Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the 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?

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 bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Darious Taylor and Corrick K. Odum 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 Darious Taylor and Corrick K. Odum 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.

Jaquill Ledon Banks Fatally Injured in Columbus, GA Nightclub Parking Lot Shooting.

Jaquill Ledon Banks Fatally Injured in Columbus, GA Parking Lot Shooting. (WTVM.com)

Could the shooting death at a Columbus parking lot have been prevented 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 rang out outside a Columbus, Georgia parking lot early Sunday morning, October 25, 2020, leaving one man dead.

As reported by WTVM.com, “[o]fficers were called to [a] Lounge on Victory Dr. at 2:39 a.m. to reports of a shooting.”

According to the report, “[p]olice then found 29-year-old Jaquill Ledon Banks of Phenix City suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in a nearby parking lot. Banks was taken by ambulance to Piedmont Columbus Regional,” but was, sadly, unable to recover from his injuries.

WRBL.com is reporting, “[d]etectives have learned Banks left the…Lounge and was assaulted in the parking lot as he approached his vehicle.”

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.

Parking lot 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? 
  • Does the property have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of 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 parking lot owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the family of Jaquill Ledon Banks 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 Jaquill Ledon Banks 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 706.494.2800. 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.