Did negligent security contribute to this Stone Mountain hotel shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man and a child were shot and injured at a Stone Mountain, Georgia hotel Wednesday night, July 1, 2020.
As reported by WSBtv.com, “[t]he shooting happened around 8 p.m. at the Home Extended Stay Hotel in the 4800 block of Memorial Drive.”
According to the report, “[i]nvestigators said the girl was shot in the leg and is expected to be OK. She is currently recovering at a nearby hospital. Police believe she was caught in the crossfire between two groups shooting at each other during an argument.”
Fox5Atlanta.com is reporting, “[a] little later, a man arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said. He was listed in serious condition as of Wednesday evening.”
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 victims 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 victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their 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 victims retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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