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Austin Oaks Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves One Man Injured.

Austin Oaks Apartment Complex Shooting Leaves One Man Injured. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a DeKalb County apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Decatur, Georgia apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2019, leaving one man injured.  According to 11Alive.com, “[t]he shooting happened Wednesday at 4371 Glenwood Road – a complex listed as Austin Oaks Apartments.”  Fox5Atlanta.com is reporting, “[o]fficers rushed to the Glenwood Road complex just after 1 p.m. Wednesday and found the man inside one of the units.”  No suspects are in custody according to the media report.

There are multiple prior news reports of incidents of violence in this area.  Fox5Atlanta.com reported on a shooting in December 2018.  AJC.com reported on a shooting in April 2013 and October 2015.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property and what security changes were made to address any prior incidents?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victim retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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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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.

Paul Edgar, Shot and Injured in Stone Mountain Apartment Complex Car-Jacking.

Paul Edgar, Shot and Injured in Stone Mountain Apartment Complex Car-Jacking. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting and car-jacking at a Stone Mountain apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Stone Mountain, Georgia apartment complex Sunday morning, May 12, 2019, leaving one man seriously injured.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “Paul Edgar is alive after being shot at least nine times by suspected car thieves…[Paul] Edgar was gunned down during an attempted robbery at the Polo Club Apartments on Ashley Creek Circle in the Stone Mountain area around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.”  According to the news report, “Edgar was standing by his car in the parking lot when two men ran up on him, demanded his car keys, shot him multiple times then drove off in his car.”  Mr. Edgar is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital.  

Police continue to search for the suspects.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Paul Edgar at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Paul Edgar may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries. 

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that Paul Edgar retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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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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.

Nimar Kelly, South Cobb High School Student, Killed in Austell Apartment Complex Shooting.

Nimar Kelly, South Cobb High School Student, Killed in Austell Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at an Austell apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at an Austell, Georgia apartment complex Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2019, leaving one teen boy dead.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “[t]he shooting happened at the Croma Apartment complex in Austell just before one in the afternoon.”  According to the report, “Nimar Kelly had been shot multiple times. He was rushed to the hospital but didn’t make it. He was 16 years old.”  Patch.com is reporting, “[a] 15-year-old male is believed to have shot [Mr.]Kelly, who was visiting someone at the complex before the shooting happened.”

Police are searching for the suspect according to the media reports.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
  • Was there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the apartment complex owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Nimar Kelly’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss. 

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that Nimar Kelly’s  family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record 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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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.