Did negligent security contribute to this hotel shooting and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Two people were shot at a Riverdale, Georgia hotel early Monday morning, May 6, 2019. According to AJC.com, “Riverdale police have blocked off the parking lot at the Hometown Suites with crime scene tape and there are multiple evidence markers on the ground. The hotel is located off Ga. 85 south of Garden Walk Boulevard.” The news story reports “one person is in critical condition and the other is stable.”
Investigators are still working to determine what happened according to the media report.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the motel and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Were there any reports of suspicious activity prior to the shooting?
- 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 at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the motel owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for out Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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