Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Forest Cove Apartment Shooting, Atlanta
Did negligent security contribute to this apartment parking lot shooting? We represent, and have recovered millions of dollars for, individuals who have suffered an injury or tragic loss as a consequence of negligent apartment security. Read Our Legal Take to find out if this victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claim for substantial compensation.
A man was reportedly shot and injured while visiting friends at the Forest Cove Apartments Thursday morning, November 3, 2016.
According to 11 Alive News, gunfire erupted “at the [Forest] Cove Apartments on New Town Circle, SE.,” shortly before midnight. The victim, who had been “visiting friends and family at the apartment complex,” was struck inside his vehicle. He was transported to the hospital with injuries.
Police reportedly responded to a shooting at the same complex only hours earlier. Investigators apparently told 11 Alive they “do not believe the incidents are related.”
FOX 5 reports, a 5-year-old boy was shot and injured at the Forest Cove apartment complex in August 2016. A fatal shooting apparently claimed the life of another man at the complex in July 2015, per AJC reports.
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 to those at the apartment complex and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- How did the gunmen gain entry to the apartment complex? What security measures, such as gated-entry, fencing, surveillance cameras, bright lighting, and security patrols, were in place and working at the time of the shooting?
- Were any additional security precautions implemented by the property owner or management to deter crime, following reports of prior gun violence, as reported by 11 Alive and FOX 5?
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, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue a legal claim for his injuries.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of Georgia, 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.
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