Gerard Smith Killed in Head-on Collision in Cobb County.

Gerard Smith Killed in Head-on Collision in Cobb County. (AJC.com)

Cobb County News

A motor vehicle accident involving two Marietta drivers caused serious injuries and one death Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019.  The two-vehicle accident happened on “South Cobb Drive east of Barclay Circle” according to AJC.com.  The news story reports “Gerard Smith, 56, of Marietta, died at the scene after a car veered into his lane and collided with the front of his car.”  According to CobbCountyCourier.com, the driver of the other vehicle “was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries.”

The media outlets report that the collision remains under investigation.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending on who is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, the family of Gerard Smith may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their loss.  Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Smith’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles 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.

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Ezra Whitehead Seriously Injured in Revery Virtual Reality Bar Shooting.

Ezra Whitehead Seriously Injured in Midtown Atlanta Virtual Reality Bar Shooting. (Fox5Atlanta.com)

Could this bar shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Whitehead?

Atlanta News

Gunfire erupted at a Midtown Atlanta virtual reality bar early Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, seriously injuring one man.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “the shooting started when two men got into an argument inside [a]…Virtual Reality Bar.”  The argument escalated into a shooting crime scene. WSBtv.com is reporting police arrived “just after 2 a.m. and discovered a 23-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds…He was later identified as Ezra Whitehead.”

Media outlets report police are still searching for the shooter.

Our Legal Take

Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
  • Were authorities called when the initial argument escalated in intensity?
  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Whitehead and others at the time of the shooting?

Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the nightclub owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, Mr. Whitehead may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.

Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that Mr. Whitehead retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

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The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained 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.

Malik Spellman, One Other Student Struck by Car While in School Crosswalk.

Malik Spellman, One Other Student Struck by Car While in School Crosswalk. (Fox5Atlant.com)

Cobb County News

Two teenagers where struck while in the crosswalk in front of Wheeler High School March 9, 2019.  According to Fox5Atlanta.com, “[Malik] Spellman was one of two teenagers in the crosswalk in front of Wheeler High School around 7 p.m…[a]s the individuals crossed into the northbound lanes, they were both struck.” The news story reports “[the teens] were both transported to the hospital one with serious injuries. The other with life-threatening injuries.”  WSBtv.com is reporting that one teen has been released from the hospital but “[Mr.] Spellman remains in a hospital and his medical bills are starting to pile up.”

Media outlets report the driver has been identified and any charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this incident continue to develop, and if the driver is found to be at fault, Malik Spellman may elect to file civil claims for his injuries.  In addition, any other victim in the accident may elect to file civil claims for their injuries.

Based upon its experience and success handling pedestrian claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that the Mr. Spellman 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 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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