Articles Posted in Security Negligence

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Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this father?

Local News

Gunfire erupted near the Laurel Mill apartment complex Thursday night, November 16, 2017, reportedly claiming the life of 44-year-old Thomas Brown.

According to FOX 5 the shooting occurred “off Whites Mill Road” as Mr. Brown “was leaving the Laurel Mill apartment homes…in his car.” Mr. Brown’s 17-year-old son apparently heard the gunfire and rushed out of their home to help his father. Tragically, Mr. Brown succumbed to fatal injuries at the hospital. Police are still searching for suspects and a motive, per AJC reports.

The area was apparently the subject of a shooting and home invasion investigation in March, per CBS 46 reports.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 404.842.1600.

Our Legal Take

Apartment complex residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises.  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 incident is related to the failure of an apartment complex owner or management provide adequate security, the family of Thomas Brown may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.

We Fight for Victims of Apartment 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 Georgia 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 via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Did negligent security contribute to the tragic death of this young man?

Local News

A shooting at the Ballard Way apartment complex in Columbus reportedly claimed the life of 17-year-old Javion Shorter Sunday morning, November 19, 2017.

According to WTVM News, officers discovered Mr. Shorter “in a stairwell” at the “Ballard Way Apartments” on Hunter Road, around 2:30 a.m. He was transported to Midtown Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds. Tragically, Mr. Shorter succumbed to fatal injuries.

Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss of life? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 706.494.2800.

Our Legal Take

Apartment complex 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 to those at the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were implemented by the complex owner following prior media reports of gun violence on property?

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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Javion Shorter may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.

We Fight for Victims of Apartment 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 Georgia 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 via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

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The holiday shopping season is fast approaching and, while many will enjoy shopping online from the safety of their homes, thousands of others will brave malls and stores to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. The biggest challenge for most of these holiday shoppers will be navigating crowds and traffic. However, parking lots and garages pose a much greater risk.

Consumer Reports and the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports, “1 in 10 property related thefts occur in parking lots.” These parking lot crimes often lead to violence, tragically turning a festive outing to tragedy. Consumer Reports urges parking lot patrons to “avoid becoming part of that 10 percent” by taking the following precautions:

1. Chose your parking spot wisely

At the risk of stating the obvious, the closer to the mall entrance, the better. Not only is this convenient, but it is typically the most populated area of the parking lot. It is also the best lit. If you can’t find a spot that’s close to the mall and well lit, keep searching, even if it takes longer.

2. Lock it up

If you are on the home stretch of a shopping marathon, it may seem like a small hassle, but take that extra moment to completely lock your car. Most new cars have remote key fobs, but for the older ones, be patient and lock it all up.

3. Out of sight, out of (the criminal’s) mind

The best way to keep a mouse out of the house is to hide the cheese. The same can be said for leaving valuables visible in your car. Bags or expensive items of any kind should be put in the back and out of sight of would-be-criminals. A dark blanket or large towel can help conceal precious cargo. Make sure the GPS gets put away, as well. Criminals might also camp out waiting for someone to drop off a large item in the car and go back into the mall. If you have to make another trip back inside, move to another parking space on the other side of the mall.

4. Have a plan

Getting lost in the parking lot is a surefire way to make you easy prey. If you have Google Maps on your smart phone, you can “drop a pin” simply by opening the app and holding your finger down on your location when you park. Save that location and you can use GPS to get back to your car without getting lost. But don’t spend too much time looking at the map. People are easily distracted when staring at a phone, so look occasionally, and be aware of your surroundings the rest of the time.

5. Avoid Strangers

The holidays might be a time of goodwill, but criminals play on that sentiment. Be wary of strangers who approach you in the parking lot. Have your keys in one hand and your cell in the other—in case you need to call 911. And remember, the parking lot can also be a crowded place. If you scream, Good Samaritans are often not far away.

Parking Lot Patron Rights

By law, parking lot owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the property owner or management company fail to provide adequate safety and security measures, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths which occur as a consequence.

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