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3 People Shot at Lithia Springs Restaurant.

3 People Shot at Lithia Springs Restaurant. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could this shooting 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.

Lithia Springs News

Gunfire erupted at a Lithia Springs, Georgia restaurant on June 6, 2019, leaving three people shot and injured. According to WSBtv.com, “[a]uthorities are investigating a fight and shooting outside an Applebee’s restaurant in Lithia Springs.”  Per AJC.com and Channel 2 Action News, “[t]hree people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds as a result of a shooting in the parking lot of [the] Applebee’s.” Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have identified the suspect, but have do not have the person in custody, the news story reports.

There is no word on the condition of the victims.

Our Legal Take

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Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided in the subject parking lot 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?
  • Was the parking lot operator aware of the dispute prior to the shooting?
  • 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 parking lot 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.

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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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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.

John David Price II Killed, 2 Others Injured in Atlanta Lounge Shooting.

John David Price II Killed, 2 Others Injured in Atlanta Lounge Shooting. (WSBtv.com)

Could the death from a shooting at an Atlanta restaurant and lounge have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the family of John David Price II?

Local News

Gunfire rang out at an Atlanta, Georgia restaurant and Lounge early Saturday morning, May 25, 2019, leaving one man dead and 2 others injured.  According to WSBtv.com, “[t]he shooting happened Saturday at the Atlantis Restaurant and Lounge off Piedmont Circle Northeast as the lounge was starting to close.”  11Alive.com is reporting, “a male got into a dispute with lounge staffers over the price of admission. At some point, the male pulled out a handgun and began shooting.”  Two other people were shot and treated for injuries according to the report.  The deceased male victim was an employee and identified as “John David Price II, 42,” according to WSBtv.com

Police continue to search for the suspect according to the media reports.

Our Legal Take

Business employees and patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Were security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, security personnel, and security patrol in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of John David Price II may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.  Additionally, any other injured victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 family of John David Price II and any other victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

Our Results:  We’ve Obtained 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 recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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.

Velvet Elvis Shooting Leaves Two People Injured

Milledgeville Restaurant Shooting Leaves Two People Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could this Milledgeville restaurant shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?

Milledgeville News

Two people were shot and injured at a Milledgeville, Georgia restaurant early Saturday morning, May 4, 2019.  According to 13WMAZ.com, “[t]he Milledgeville Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning at The Velvet Elvis on Hancock Street…officers responded to a shots fired called at the restaurant.”  The news story reports “[w]hen officers arrived to the scene, they found a man and woman with gun shot wounds.”  WGXA.tv is reporting both victims “are being treated for non life threatening injuries at Navicent Health in Milledgeville and Macon.”

Our Legal Take

Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was there a need to have police called prior to the shooting?
  • What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect the victims at the time of 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 restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their 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 victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

Our Results:  We’ve Obtained 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 recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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.