Did negligent security contribute to this DeKalb County hotel shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man was shot and injured at a DeKalb County, Georgia hotel Tuesday night, November 19, 2019.
As reported by AJC.com, the “incident at the Economy Hotel in the 1900 block of Glenfair Road occurred shortly before midnight.”
According to the report, “[w]hen a man in his 30s heard a knock at his door and opened it, the person on the other side started shooting.”
The victim closed the door “but the gunman shot through it, hitting the man multiple times.”
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, per the media report.
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
hotel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the motel is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was the hotel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the motel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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