Could This Columbus Bar Shooting Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to the Victim?
Christopher Wachal was discovered injured on Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, when “[o]fficers responded to reports of a shooting on Milgen Rd. at Legends Bar and Grill” per WMC News 5 reporting.
According to WTVM 9, responding officers discovered Mr. Wachal “with a gunshot wound to the stomach.” He was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police are apparently still searching for a suspect who “fled on foot.”
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless shooting and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Christopher Wachal may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras and security personnel, were in place to protect Mr. Wachal and deter crime 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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security, Christopher Wachal may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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