Could this Milledgeville restaurant shooting have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims?
Two people were shot and injured at a Milledgeville, Georgia restaurant early Saturday morning, May 4, 2019. According to 13WMAZ.com, “[t]he Milledgeville Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday morning at The Velvet Elvis on Hancock Street…officers responded to a shots fired called at the restaurant.” The news story reports “[w]hen officers arrived to the scene, they found a man and woman with gun shot wounds.” WGXA.tv is reporting both victims “are being treated for non life threatening injuries at Navicent Health in Milledgeville and Macon.”
Our Legal Take
Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this shooting may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Was there a need to have police called prior to the shooting?
- What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to 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 restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the victims may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their injuries.
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 retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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