Fatal Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Young Man Killed in Atlanta Apartment Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to the tragic loss of this young man? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and a claim for compensation.
25-year-old Terrance Paige was reportedly shot and killed outside the Sunny Cascade apartment complex Tuesday evening, September 6, 2016.
According to 11 Alive News, the shooting “happened shortly after 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Fairburn Road, Southwest.” Mr. Paige was apparently standing on a balcony “on the second level of an apartment building visiting friends” when he was struck by gunfire. Police are still searching for multiple suspects, who “fired off nearly 200 rounds” outside the “Sunny Cascade complex,” The AJC reports.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen and vehicle gain entry to the property? What parking lot security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Was the apartment complex aware of any prior criminal activity on or near the property? If so, were 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the family of Terrance Paige may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim 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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