Could this tragic Brookhaven apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire erupted “at The Mille at Brookhaven at 1000 Barone Avenue” Friday afternoon, November 30, 2018, according to The AJC.
Brookhaven police told FOX 5 two male victims escaped to a local Waffle House for help. Both were transported to the hospital, where one succumbed to fatal injuries and the other has been listed in “critical condition.”
Was negligent security a factor in this Brookhaven apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s 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 the victims 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, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death. Additionally, the surviving victim may pursue legal claims for his injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.
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