Could the senseless loss of this young Valdosta man have been prevented are justice and compensation available to Christian Thomas’ family?
VALDOSTA, GEORGIA NEWS
Security measures are in question after 20-year-old Christian Thomas was shot and killed outside “the Cumberland Court Apartments on Meadow Run Circle” Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019, according to WALB 10.
Police told the Valdosta Daily Times, responding officers discovered Mr. Thomas with fatal injuries at the scene. Investigators are still searching for a suspect and motive.
Was negligent security a factor in this shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Thomas’ family 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 tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Thomas at the time of the shooting?
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, Christian Thomas’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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