Could the tragic death of Crystal McBride have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to her family?
Security measures are in question after a Waycross mother-of-four, Crystal McBride, was shot and killed outside her Garlington Heights apartment home Thursday, June 28, 2018.
According to News 4 JAX, gunfire erupted at “the Garlington Heights apartment complex…at 301 Garlington Avenue,” shortly before 11:00 p.m. Ms. McBride had “just gotten off work when she heard gunshots outside her apartment,” per AJC reports. She was apparently struck while rushing “to protect her baby.” Sadly, she leaves behind four young sons.
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Ms. McBride’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, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect Ms. McBride 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 apartment complex owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Crystal McBride may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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