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Damerria Hooten, 6, Drowns in DeKalb County Creek.

Damerria Hooten, 6, Drowns in DeKalb County Creek, January 31, 2019. (Fox5Atlanta)

Could this tragic drowning death have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the family?

Local News

6-year-old Damerria Hooten “drowned in a creek along Athena Lane in DeKalb County” on Thursday, January 31, WSBTV.com is reporting.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “[t]he 911 call of a possible drowning came in a little after 4:30 p.m.  When first responders arrived, a family member told them the 6-year-old girl fell into [the] creek.”  11Alive.com reports that “[the child] had been in the water for roughly an hour [and that]…[r]esponders immediately began CPR upon getting the child out of the water.”  The young child was “rushed to Egleston Children’s Hospital” where, tragically, she was unable to recover.

Residents who live in the area expressed to WSBTV.com that “the creek should’ve been blocked off.”  The mother of the 6-year-old child also expressed to WSBTV.com that she was unaware of the creek, “I never seen it, didn’t know it was a creek back there that was that deep. I don’t know why I wasn’t notified about the creek.”

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 measures provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of children gaining entry to the creek and, if so, what additional security measures were taken by the apartment complex owner and management to protect these young residents? How did any such precautions fail?
  • What security measures, such as fencing, warning signs, written warning notifications and security patrols, were in place to deter entry to the creek and protect Miss Hooten at the time of the drowning?

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 or management failed to provide adequate security and safety measures to protect those on its premises, Damerria Hooten’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her wrongful death.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling premises liability 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 premises liability case, it is imperative that the victims family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

We’ve Recovered Millions for Victims of Apartment Security Negligence…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of 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.

Could this Columbus apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victim?

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA NEWS

Security measures are under scrutiny following a Columbus apartment complex shooting January 25, 2019.

Columbus police told WRBL officers “responded to the scene at Warren Williams Homes at 1100 12th Street,” shortly before 11:30. The victim’s identity and current condition have not been released.

The apartment complex was the location of prior shooting investigations in May 2016April 2018August 2018, and September 2018, per Ledger-Enquirer, WRBL and WTVM reports.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

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 additional security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were implemented by the apartment complex owner following media reports of prior violence on or near 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 company failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for injuries.

WE HAVE HAD SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERIES IN APARTMENT SECURITY CASES…CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients in Georgia, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

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 CALL NOW: 706.494.2800. Consultations are free and confidential.

CALL NOW: 706.494.2800

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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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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.

Camp Creek Marketplace Shooting

Camp Creek Marketplace Shooting (WSB-TV 2)

Could this senseless shopping center shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the young victims?

ATLANTA, GEORGIA NEWS

Three teenagers were shot and injured “at Camp Creek Marketplace in southwest Atlanta Saturday night,” January 19, 2019, according to WSB-TV 2.

Atlanta police told The AJC, three boys, ages 14 to 15, were struck when an argument escalated into gunfire in the shopping center parking lot “at the corner of I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway.”

In an October 2017 CBS 46 investigation, shoppers reported “crime increasing at Camp Creek Marketplace.” The continued incidents of crime raise grave questions over security measures on property.

Was negligent security a factor in this shopping center parking lot shooting? 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

Shopping center patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the shopping center parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What additional security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security and police patrols, were implemented by the shopping center owner following media reports of prior criminal activity 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 shopping center owners failed to provide adequate security, the young victims and their families may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.

WE HAVE HAD SUBSTANTIAL RECOVERIES IN SHOPPING CENTER SECURITY CASES…CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients in Georgia, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

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 CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

CALL NOW: 404.842.1600

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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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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.