Could This Adairsville Gas Station Shooting Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to the Victim?
Jonathan Michael Meyer, of Clearwater, Florida, was reportedly shot and critically injured outside an Adairsville gas station Monday, May 7, 2018.
According to 11 Alive, the shooting occurred “at a…gas station near Interstate 75 along State Highway 140 where Adairsville Police said travelers often pull off the road to sleep during long drives.” The media report indicates Mr. Meyer had pulled over to rest on his drive from Tennessee to Florida when he was shot by a man attempting to enter his pickup truck.
Police have since identified three suspects in connection with the shooting, per News Channel 9 reports. Two are apparently in police custody and a third is “on the loose.”
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless shooting and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Meyer may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the subject property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Media reports indicate the property may be frequently used as a rest stop for travelers. What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect patrons and deter crime on property?
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 property owner or management failed to provide adequate security, Mr. Meyer may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
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