Could this tragedy have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Lavonda Finklea’s family?
A violent carjacking outside an Atlanta Burger King reportedly claimed the life of 35-year-old Lavonda Finklea Friday night, July 13, 2018.
According to the AJC, the deadly shooting occurred when “three men attempted to carjack Lavonda Finklea…outside a Burger King in the 2600 block of Metropolitan Parkway.” Tragically, Ms. Finklea succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
Family and friends are now mourning the loss of this young mother-of-three. Ms. Finklea’s brother told WSB-TV 2, his sister had recently moved to Atlanta in “pursuit of a better life and stable income.”
Was negligent security a factor in this Atlanta parking lot shooting and could this tragedy have been prevented? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Ms. Finklea’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot 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 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 deter crime and protect Ms. Finklea 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 restaurant or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Lavonda Finklea may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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