Could this tragic Decatur apartment shooting have been prevented are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?
Gunfire erupted “at the Hidden Villas Apartment Homes in the 2900 block of Panthersville Road” Wednesday night, January 2, 2019, according to The AJC.
Police told FOX 5, responding officers discovered a 24-year-old male victim with fatal injuries “in an open space near one of the buildings.” Investigators are still searching for suspects and a motive.
Was negligent security a factor in this senseless loss? 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
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 shooting 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 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 apartment complex owner or management company failed to provide adequate security, the victim’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
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