Teen Injured in Shooting Outside Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge; Security Failure?

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.

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