Could this senseless Valdosta apartment shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Styles’ family?
Security measures are under scrutiny after 40-year-old Stephen Styles was killed in “a shooting at the Blanton Commons apartment complex in the 1500 block of Lankford Drive” Monday morning, November 12, 2018, according to the Valdosta Daily Times.
Police told WCTV they discovered Mr. Styles unresponsive in the parking lot of the complex. Tragically, he succumbed to injuries at the scene.
Was negligent security a factor in this fatal Valdosta apartment shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if Mr.Styles’ family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.
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 at the apartment complex and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- What security measures, such as gated entry, fencing, bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Styles 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 apartment complex owners failed to provide adequate security, the family of Stephen Styles may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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