Could this Lithonia nightclub shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims’ families?
Gunfire outside a Lithonia nightclub Saturday morning, October 6, 2018, claiming the lives of two men.
According to FOX 5, “two people were shot outside the Blue Room nightspot on the 2600 block of Panola Road.” The victims were transported to “Grady Memorial Hospital and DeKalb Medical Center…in critical condition.”
Tragically, the AJC reports, both victims succumbed to fatal injuries. The media investigation reveals, the shooting comes only “two weeks after another fatal shooting outside a popular DeKalb night spot.”
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims’ families may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Nightclub 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 nightclub 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 parking lot lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and parking lot security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims 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 nightclub or parking lot owners failed to provide adequate security, the victims’ families may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their wrongful deaths.
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.
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.
CALL NOW: 404.842.1600
Choosing the Right Attorney
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:
– 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.
Contingency Fees Disclaimer: “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.”