Gas stations are often targets for criminal activity due to (frequently) late hours of operation, accessibility to major roadways, and vulnerable patrons.
One South Fulton Shell gas station is attempting to reduce crime and protect patrons by implementing Gas Valet, a full service experience controlled by a mobile app. The station implemented the valet service after a “200 percent increase in slide crimes.” CBS 46 reports:
“Owners at the Shell gas station on Cascade Road have decided to bring the age-old concept of full-service back, but with a twist. Consumers can download the station’s app and create a profile. You then choose your attendant, the type of fuel you’d like and the amount you need. The purchase is registered and an attendant comes out and pumps gas without the consumer even opening their car door. Not only does the app keep you safe inside your vehicle, it also protects consumers from skimming crimes, because you never have to swipe your credit card.”
Victims of Gas Station Violence: Know Your Rights
Gas station patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises of the establishment they are visiting. By law, Georgia property owners are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should property owners fail this responsibility, they may be held civilly liable for any injuries or deaths which occur as a consequence.
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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.
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