Could this tragic loss of life have been prevented?
A Stone Mountain apartment shooting reportedly claimed the life of 28-year-old Devon Simms Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018.
According to the AJC, Mr. Simms was discovered “about 7:40 a.m. in the grassy area of the complex in the 2000 block of Gladeview Parkway near Stone Mountain.” It appears Mr. Simms may have been heading to or coming home from work when he was attacked. FOX 5 reports, he was found wearing “full construction gear.” Tragically, Mr. Simms succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene. Police are still searching for suspects and a motive.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless loss? We represent individuals and families in Georgia who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our Clients. Read Our Legal Take to find out if the victim’s family may have legal avenues for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Georgia, or call now for a free consultation with out legal team: 404.842.1600.
Our Legal Take
Apartment complex 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 to those at the property and whether this tragedy may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near property? What security measures, such as gated-entry, bright lighting, surveillance cameras, and security patrols, were in place to protect residents and deter crime 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 failed to provide adequate security, the family of Devon Simms may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling negligent security cases against property owners in the State of 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.
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