Could the senseless shooting of a teenage girl have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the young victim?
Security measures are in question after a 14-year-old girl was shot and injured “at the Towne West Manor apartments off Brownlee Road in southwest Atlanta” Tuesday morning, October 9, 2018, according to The AJC.
A witness apparently told FOX 5 the victim “was visiting a relative who lives at the complex” when she was shot “in the parking lot.” She was transported to Grady Memorial with injuries.
Was negligent security a factor in this Atlanta apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the young victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and 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 apartment complex and whether this senseless shooting may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated entry, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
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 apartment complex owners failed to provide adequate security, the victim and her family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.
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