Sufficient Apartment Security? Our Legal Take: Metropolitan Parkway Shooting, Atlanta
A man was reportedly shot and injured during a robbery on Metropolitan Parkway, Monday, February 15, 2016.
According to the AJC, the victim was shot in the chest during a robbery “at 2285 Metropolitan Parkway.” The victim was transported to Grady Memorial, where he was stabilized, per media reports. Police have not yet identified a gunman in the robbery.
Our Legal Take
Apartment residents and guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on property. The Murray Law Firm is questioning the level of security provided to this victim, and whether this horrific incident may have been prevented.
- How did the gunman gain entry to the property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place at the time of the shooting?
- Have there been previous incidents of violence on or near property and, if so, were any additional security precautions implemented to deter such crime?
By law, property owners and operators are required to protect all residents and guests legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the property 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 extensive and successful experience in handling negligent security cases in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the apartment and property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.
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