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George Batten Fatally Struck by Car While Riding Bicycle in North Augusta.

George Batten Fatally Struck by Car While Riding Bicycle in North Augusta. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

North Augusta, SC News

A motor vehicle accident involving a bicycle tragically claimed a life Monday morning, May 27, 2019. According to the AugustaChronicle.com, “George Batten was riding a bicycle east in the 400 block of Bergen Road around 7 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a 2013 Kia.”  NorthAugustaStar.comis reporting, “The driver of the vehicle…has been identified and is being charged with driving too fast for conditions.”

Our Legal Take

As the details of this incident continue to develop, George Batten’s family may elect to file civil claims for his wrongful death seeking subtantial compensation.  Based upon its experience and success handling cycling and pedestrian claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Mr. Batten’s family should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect his interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

Our Results

The Murray Law Firm has obtained over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for its Clients, including for victims and their families of Georgia cycling and pedestrian accidents such as this one. We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Regina Hill Shot and Killed in Kansas City, Kansas Apartment Complex.

Regina Hill Shot and Killed at Kansas City, Kansas Apartment Complex. (KSHB.com)

Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Kansas City apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.

LOCAL NEWS

Gunfire erupted at a Kansas City, Kansas apartment complex early Friday morning, May 24, 2019, leaving one woman dead.  According to KSHB.com, police were called to the scene at Terrace Pointe Apartments around 3 a.m. friday morning.  The news story reports, once officers arrived they found the victim, “identified as 34-year-old Regina Hill, outside on the sidewalk.”  It was later reported that “an arrest had been made in the case.”  

This apartment complex has been in the news before.  WLBT.com reported on an incident of violence in January 2019.  The ClarionLedger.com reported on an incident in April 2018.

OUR LEGAL TAKE

Residents and guests of apartment complexes have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the apartment complex is of  significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this shooting may have been prevented.  The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:

  • What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect Regina Hill at the time of the shooting?
  • How was the suspect able to gain access to the property?
  • Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?

Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the apartment complex owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, Regina Hill’s family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.

The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed.  The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Regina Hill’s family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.

OUR RESULTS: OVER $100 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS FOR OUR CLIENTS

The Murray Law Firm has a long history of 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.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

James Brown Killed, Zamarcus Greer, Marion Friar Injured in Holmes County Nightclub Shooting.

James Brown Killed, Zamarcus Greer, Marion Friar Injured in Holmes County Nightclub Shooting. (Stock Photo: MurrayLegal.com)

Could the death from a shooting at a Holmes County nightclub have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victims and family of James Brown?

Local News

Gunfire rang out at a Holmes County, Mississippi nightclub Thursday night, May 23, 2019, leaving a teen boy dead.  According to WAPT.com, “[t]he shooting was reported about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Magic City Club in Lexington.”  WLBT.com is reporting, “a 16-year-old was pronounced dead around 2 a.m. Friday. He has been identified as James Brown.”  Two others were shot and taken to the hospital for treatment.  “They’ve been identified as 21-year-old Zamarcus Greer and 20-year-old Marion Friar,” according to the news story.

No suspect has been identified, the investigation is ongoing.

Our Legal Take

Nightclub 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 tragedy may have been prevented.

  • Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
  • Were security measures, such as bright lighting, surveillance cameras, security personnel, and security patrol in place to deter crime and protect the victims and others at the time of the shooting?
  • Does the nightclub have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?

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 property owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on the premises, the family of James Brown may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for their loss.  In Addition, Any other 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 family of James Brown and any other victims retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.

Our Results:  We’ve Obtained Over $100 Million in Verdicts and Settlements for our Clients

The Murray Law Firm has an extensive and successful record representing victims of violence and security negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars for our Clients, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for a victim of an unsafe property. We offer our legal assistance, if desired.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover.  Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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DISCLAIMERS:  The information contained in this post is from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will gladly correct or remove this post upon request.  The material contained in this post is not intended to constitute legal advice. As each Client is unique, please contact us for a free consultation on your particular case.  “Contingent attorneys’ fees” refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.