Did safety negligence contribute to the shooting death at a Savannah shooting range and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
A man was killed after being shot at a Savannah, Georgia shooting range Monday afternoon, May 27, 2019. According to WSAV.com, “Savannah Police responded to [a shooting range] on White Bluff Road around 3:30 Monday afternoon.” WTOC.com is reporting, “[o]fficers found 59-year-old John Salvati suffering from a gunshot wound….” Per the reporting, Mr. Salvati was inadvertently shot by another member of his party while at the range, according to WSAV.com.
The incident remains under investigation.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Shooting range patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of safety procedures provided at the shooting range and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Were rules and regulations at the shooting range being strictly inforced?
- Have there been prior accidental incidents on the property?
- Were appropriate range personnel supervising the range during shooting activity?
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 shooting range owner failed to provide adequate safety supervision to protect those on its premises, the family of John Salvati may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling safety 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 safety case, it is imperative that the family of John Salvati retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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