Could This Decatur Hotel Assault Have Been Prevented and Is Justice Available to the Family?
A 35-year-old man was reportedly beaten to death outside the United Inn and Suites Thursday morning, April 19, 2018.
According to the AJC, “officers responded to a call about a fight at the United Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive,” around 6:00 a.m. The victim was apparently discovered unconscious outside a room. He was transported to Grady Memorial, where he tragically succumbed to fatal injuries. Police are apparently still searching for a suspect who fled the scene on a MARTA bus, per WBTV reports.
Was negligent security on the part of the hotel owner or manager a factor in this tragic assault and could this incident have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Hotel 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 hotel and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place to protect guests and deter crime at the time of the attack?
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 hotel owner or management failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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