Shooting at Courtyard By Marriott in Vinings, GA Leaves One Man Fatally Injured.

Shooting at Courtyard By Marriott in Vinings, GA Leaves One Man Fatally Injured. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this Vinings hotel shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man was fatally injured after a shooting at a Vinings, Georgia hotel Sunday morning, January 17, 2021.

As reported by 11Alive.com, “the victim was discovered late Sunday morning at Courtyard By Marriott located at 2829 Overlook Parkway in the Vinings community. ”

According to the report, “the victim had been a guest at the hotel. Police believe, at this point, that he was shot in the parking deck.”

The investigation is ongoing, no suspects have been identified.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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Hotel guests and visitors have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the hotel is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and, if so, were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
  • Was the hotel aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the hotel owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the victim’s  family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.  

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim‘s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Sheena Shumate Tragically Losses Life in Warner Robins, GA Apartment Complex Fire.

Sheena Shumate Tragically Losses Life in Warner Robins, GA Apartment Complex Fire. (41NBC.com)

Could the death from this apartment complex fire have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

Local News

A fire engulfed a Warner Robins, Georgia apartment complex early Sunday morning, January 17, 2021, leaving one person dead and multiple units damaged.

As reported by 41NBC.com, “the fire happened just after 2:00 Sunday morning at…Apartments on South Corder Road.”

According to the report, “Firefighters…were able to get most of the residents out of the building, but after extinguishing the fire they found one person dead inside.”

13WMAZ.com is reporting, “Houston County Coroner…identified the victim as 77-year-old Sheena Shumate.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Our Legal Take

As authorities continue their investigation, premises liability attorneys with The Murray Law Firm question whether a lack of fire safety measures at the complex may have contributed to this incident.

  • 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?
  • When was the last fire inspection performed on the property?
  • Were any safety measures required to be added after any previous fire inspections?

As details of this fire continue to emerge, The Murray Law Firm suggests that it is possible that the property owner or management failed to undertake proper safety measures to protect those residents and guests legally on the premises. Under certain State 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 complex be found at fault, the family of Sheena Shumate may elect to hold the owner or management company civilly liable for their loss and suffering. 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 family of Sheena Shumate 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 their 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 478.246.1010.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars for its Clients, and recently secured a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a fire victim at 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: 478.246.1010. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Rigoberto Corea Fatally Injured in Roswell, GA Restaurant Parking Lot Stabbing.

Rigoberto Corea Fatally Injured in Roswell, GA Restaurant Parking Lot Stabbing. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Did negligent security contribute to this stabbing and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s Family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

A man was killed in a stabbing at a Roswell, GA restaurant parking lot early Saturday morning, January 9, 2021.

As reported by 11Alive.com, Roswell Police “were called to 1085 Holcomb Bridge Road, the location of [a restaurant], regarding a fight just minutes after midnight on Saturday. The scene had cleared by the time police arrived but, within 30 minutes, they learned of a man who had arrived at North Fulton Hospital with suspected stab wounds.”

According to the report, police “believe the stabbing stemmed from an attempted robbery.”

AJC.com is reporting, “[o]fficers later identified the victim as 40-year-old Rigoberto Corea…Medical professionals tried to save Corea’s life, but he died of his injuries.”

A suspect has been identified but no arrests have been made. 

The investigation is ongoing.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

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FORMER CLIENT: I had lawyers calling me, and friends telling me who I should hire…I trusted in The Murray Law Firm and I’m glad I did.

 Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this stabbing may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
  • Was the property aware of any improper activity before the incident occurred?
  • What security measures, such as guarded-entry, monitored surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and visible security patrols were in place to deter crime and protect the victim and others at the time of the incident?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises.  Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the property owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its guests and visitors, the family of Rigoberto Corea may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the family of Rigoberto Corea retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of representing victims of violence and security negligence.  We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

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 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.