Could this senseless Decatur motel shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Gunfire erupted “during an altercation…at the Scottish Inn motel at 2565 Wesley Chapel Road” Thursday afternoon, October 18, 2018, according to The AJC.
Decatur police told WSB-TV 2 “one man and one woman were shot. They were both taken to an area hospital.” Their identities and current conditions have not been released.
Was negligent security a factor in this Decatur motel shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victims may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
Our Legal Take
Motel guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the motel and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property?
- What security measures, such as guarded entry, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and security patrols, 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 motel owner failed to provide adequate security, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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