Articles Tagged with Atlanta Nightclub Shooting

Could the shooting of this young woman have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victim?

A 19-year-old woman was reportedly shot and injured outside “Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge…in the 100 block of Courtland Street early Thursday morning,” November 8, 2018, according to WSBTV 2.

According to the AJC “an argument at [the] downtown nightclub spilled outside.” The young woman was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Her identity and current condition have not been released.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless Atlanta shooting? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if victim may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Business patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.

  • What security measures, such as bright lighting, monitored surveillance cameras, weapons screenings, and visible security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the shooting?
  • Was alcohol a factor in the shooting? What nightclub age restrictions were in place at the time of the shooting and how were these enforced?
  • Were efforts made by nightclub security or management to safely and separately remove all parties involved in the initial dispute from the premises? Were police called at the start of the initial altercation?

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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security, the victim family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for her injuries.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Could this tragic Buckhead nightclub shooting have been prevented, and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?

An altercation escalated into gunfire at a Buckhead nightclub Friday morning, October 5, 2018, claiming the life of a 36-year-old bystander.

According to The AJC, a fight broke out between a group of men “at the Buckhead Loft at Level V in the 2100 block of Tula Street.”

“You could tell they were going to get a weapon or whatever because they were talking a lot of mess. When they came back inside, they just started popping their guns, pow, pow, pow! Just crazy,” a witness told WSB-TV 2. Tragically, an innocent bystander was struck in the hail of gunfire.

Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss of life? Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided at the nightclub and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Were any attempts made by nightclub management or security to de-escalate the initial altercation and safely and separately remove all parties involved from the premises, prior to gunfire? Were police called at the start of the initial dispute?
  • What security measures, such as weapons screenings, surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim 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 nightclub owner failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.

The Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict in Georgia.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at CALL NOW: 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Nightclub Security Lapse? Our Legal Take: Club Crucial Shooting Leaves 5 Injured

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A tragic and senseless shooting outside Club Crucial in Atlanta reportedly left five innocent bystanders injured early Tuesday morning, March 15, 2016.

The AJC reports, a shooting outside Club Crucial erupted after “two groups of people got into a dispute inside the club and were asked to leave. They complied, and shortly after, gunfire erupted in the club’s parking lot.” Police apparently believe the five victims struck during the hail of gunfire “were innocent bystanders,” and “there is currently no evidence to suggest [they] were involved in the incident.”

Police are still searching for suspects. Media reports indicate “there are no cameras in the club or surrounding area.”  11 Alive reports that “[t]his is one of many shootings at this club in recent years.”

Our Legal Take

Nightclub and parking lot patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided to those in the nightclub and parking lot where this senseless incident took place, 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 at the time of the shooting to protect patrons?
  • What efforts, if any, were made to safely and separately remove all those involved in the initial dispute from the premises prior to violence? Were police called to assist in escorting the involved parties and protecting the other patrons?

Generally, business owners and operators are required to protect all patrons legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the owner or operator of the nightclub or parking lot failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue a legal claim for their injuries.

Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.  Based upon its prior experience in handling security negligence claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Security Negligence in Georgia…Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe properties in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Georgia Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

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:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– 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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