Could this violent Valdosta shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Traylor?
22-year-old DeRodney Traylor was injured when a fight erupted in gunfire “outside…[a] Conference Center on Valdosta’s west side” Saturday night, July 21, 2018, according to WCTV News.
Mr. Traylor was transported “to the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta” for treatment, per WTXL reports. A suspect has since been taken into custody.
Was negligent security a factor and could this senseless shooting have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Traylor 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 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 efforts were made by security and management to de-escalate the initial altercation and safely and separately remove all parties involved from the premises prior to an escalation to gunfire?
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, Mr. Traylor may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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