Security Failure? Our Legal Take: 1 Injured in Fort Valley Restaurant Shooting
Did negligent security contribute to this restaurant shooting? Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for compensation
43-year-old Maurice Brown was reportedly injured in a shooting outside Miss Jackee’s Hotwings Sunday morning, October 23, 2016.
According to The Macon Telegraph, gunfire erupted “in the parking lot at Miss Jackee’s Hotwings on Orange Street…about 2:30 a.m.” Mr. Brown apparently suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to the hospital with injuries. His current condition has not been released.
Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive.
Our Legal Take
Restaurant and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on premises of the establishment they are visiting. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided in the parking lot and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- What parking lot security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place outside the restaurant to protect patrons at the time of the shooting?
- Was the parking lot owner or management aware of any prior incidents of violence on or near the property? If so, were additional security precautions implemented by the property owners or management to deter crime?
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 parking lot or restaurant owner failed to provide adequate security, the victim may elect to seek justice and pursue legal claims 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 properties will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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