Could the senseless loss of this young man have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Boykins’ family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after 27-year-old Daqual Boykins was reportedly shot and killed in a south Fulton apartment complex Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, gunfire erupted “at the Hickory Park apartments in the 4900 block of Delano Road just after midnight.” Tragically, Mr. Boykins succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. Police told FOX 5, investigators “do not have a suspect or suspects or motive at this time.”
The complex was apparently the location of a prior fatal shooting in May 2012, per AJC reports. Additionally, “[w]indows, walls and cars were riddled with bullets” during an October 2014 shooting, leaving Hickory Park residents “terrified” according to WSBTV 2.
Was negligent security a factor in this fatal Atlanta apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Boykins’ 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.
- 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 and management, following media reports of prior gun violence 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 apartment complex owners failed to provide adequate security, Daqual Boykins’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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.
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
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:
– 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.