Did negligent security contribute to this shooting at a Peachtree Corners apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victims family?
PEACHTREE CORNERS NEWS
UPDATE: Fox5Atlanta.com is reporting that brothers Billy Thurman and Will Thurman are the two individuals shot and killed in a Peachtree Corners apartment laundry room on Thursday, March 21.
Gunfire erupted at a Peachtree Corners, Georgia apartment complex early Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, leaving two men dead and one woman injured. According to AJC.com, “[t]he victims, all members of the same family, were visiting a relative at the Park at Peachtree Corners Apartments in the 3300 block of Peachtree Corners Circle. They appeared to be washing clothes in the complex’s laundry facility before they were shot.” WSBtv.comis reporting, “officers responded…around 4 a.m. Thursday.” The news story reports “[t]wo men died and a woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
No suspect is in custody at this time according to the media outlets.
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.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property?
- How was the suspect able to gain access on to the property?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, gated-entry, fencing, monitored surveillance cameras, and visible security patrols, were in place to deter crime and protect the victims at the time of the shooting?
Generally, property owners 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 failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, 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. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that the victims family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have obtained over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements for our Clients, including a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.
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