Macon News

54-year-old Ralph Dewayne Dorminy was critically injured in a Macon pedestrian accident Saturday night, January 5, 2019.

According to The Macon Telegraph, Mr. Dorminy was crossing Hartley Bridge Road, just east of Coley Lake Road, when he was struck by a car. He was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Police described the stretch of roadway as “poorly lit,” per 13 WMAZ reports. 

Our Legal Take

As the details of this incident continue to develop, and if the driver is found to be at fault, Ralph Dorminy may elect to file civil claims for his injuries.

Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Dorminy should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect his interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims of Georgia pedestrian accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 478.246.1010. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

 

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Could this senseless Rome apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to Dakota Allen Malone?

ROME, GEORGIA NEWS

Security measures are in question after Dakota Allen Malone was injured in a Rome apartment shooting Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Police told the Rome Tribune-News, gunfire erupted “at the Callier Forest Apartments” on Dodd Blvd.” around 12:45 p.m. Mr. Malone suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the back. His current condition has not been released. A suspect has since been charged, per WRGA reports.

The complex was apparently the location of a prior shooting investigation in September 2014, per Rome Tribune-News reports.

Was negligent security a factor in this shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr. Malone 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 shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Malone 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 owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, Mr. Malone may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

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The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients in Georgia, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

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College Park, Georgia News

Safety measures are under scrutiny after four people were injured during an early morning fire “at the Lakeside Reserve Apartments,” January 4, 2019, according to WSBTV 2.

College Park Fire Chief Wade Elmore told the Athens Banner-Herald, “a woman and her son had to jump out of a window to escape flames that engulfed an apartment building.” Residents told emergency responders “the breezeway was on fire and they couldn’t get out of their front doors.” At least four people suffered injuries trying to escape. Their identities and current conditions have not been released.

Our Legal Take

As the fire department continues its investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack emergency evacuation procedures and fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • When was the last fire inspection and emergency evacuation drill performed?
  • What fire safety measures, such as working smoke detectors, fire sprinklers and emergency exits, were in place and working at the time of the fire?
  • Media reports indicate residents were unable to evacuate through their front doors. Were emergency exits accessible and clearly marked at the time of the fire?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the Lakeside Reserve apartment complex failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under Georgia law, the owner and management company of an apartment complex have a duty to protect residents and to keep the premises safe. If the owner or manager fails in this duty, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur as a consequence.

Should the Lakeside Reserve apartment complex be found at fault, the victims may elect to hold the owner and management company civilly liable for their injuries. Financial recovery for such a claim could be substantial.

As insurance companies and unscrupulous property owners are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure in these incidents, it is crucial that the victims retain an experienced premises liability firm as soon as possible to ensure all evidence, such as a faulty fire alarm or a poor evacuation plan, is preserved and the victims’ best interests are protected. The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in premises liability and apartment negligence cases, such as this, and we offer our legal expertise, if needed.

If anyone has information to share, or if anyone is seeking information regarding this incident, please contact us at 404.842.1600.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients in Georgia, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.