Did a fatal security lapse contribute to this tragic loss of life?
A shooting during a Motel 6 holiday party reportedly claimed the life of 27-year-old Michael Garth Friday morning, December 22, 2017.
According to The Dispatch, the shooting occurred at the “Motel 6…on Highway 45 just after midnight.” Mr. Garth’s family apparently told WTVA he was attending a holiday party when gunfire erupted. Tragically, the young father of four succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene.
Did negligent security contribute to this senseless Columbus hotel shooting? We represent individuals and families who have suffered a tragic loss or injury as a consequence of negligent property security. Read Our Legal Take below to find out if the victim’s family may have a legal avenue for justice and claims for substantial compensation in Mississippi, or call now for a free consultation with our legal team: 888.842.1616.
Our Legal Take
Hotel guests 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 property?
- How did a gun gain entry to the property? What hotel security measures, such as surveillance cameras and security patrols, were in place 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 hotel owner failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, the family of Michael Garth may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his wrongful death.
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 victim’s family retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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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.
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