Could this violent Decatur apartment robbery have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim?
According to CBS 46, a 52-year-old “man is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head during a robbery” on Quail Road near Snapfinger Woods Drive where he “rents a room” at a condominium complex.
DeKalb police told the AJC, the victim was “getting into his car when three men approached him and demanded his belongings at gunpoint.” Although he complied, one of the assailants opened fire. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with “life-threatening injuries.”
Was negligent security a factor and could this senseless shooting have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of a property. 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 gated entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 owner or management of the property failed to provide adequate security, the victim may seek justice and elect to 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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