Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Man Shot Outside Canton Restaurant
Did negligent security contribute to this shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
A shooting outside La Taqueria Oaxaquena restaurant in Canton reportedly claimed the life of 41-year-old Edel Cortes Mendoza Thursday, July 28, 2016. According to 11 Alive News, “[Mr.] Mendoza was shot outside the La Taqueria Oaxaquena restaurant on Marietta Road.”
Police have allegedly since arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting. Authorities have not yet announced a motive. The fatal assault comes only one year after another Canton restaurant shooting occurred less than two miles away, according to The Canton-Sixes Patch.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the restaurant parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Was the parking lot owner aware of any prior criminal activity on or near property? If so, were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime?
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 parking lot owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the family of Edel Cortes Mendoza may elect to seek justice and pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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