WSBTV.com is reporting that a student of Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga., was shot in the parking lot of the Clayton Station Apartments earlier this month.
According to officials, the student and his co-worker parked near a small group of people, got out of the car and started walking toward his apartment. It is believed that someone in that small group was responsible for the shooting.
The student was shot in the ankle and later also discovered that he had been shot under the arm as well. The injured student was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and is in good condition, according to officials.
There have been no arrests, but this shooting is still under investigation.
Clayton Station, the apartment complex where the shooting took place, is owned and operated by Clayton State University.
The Clayton State University claims this on their website:
- 24-Hour Maintenance: Our skilled and friendly maintenance staff is on call for emergencies 24/7.
- University Police Officer Patrol and Response: Serving our residents and community.
Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers know that under certain circumstances, premises liability suits can be filed by victims of violent crimes committed on the premises of hotels and motels, apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, and other public facilities.
Many serious injuries and deaths have occurred due to shootings at apartment complexes in the state of Georgia where the owner of the property was negligent, and when that happens people affected have the right to seek restitution.
The Restatement of Torts states:
A possessor of land who holds it open to the public for entry for his business purposes is subject to liability to members of the public while they are upon the land for such a purpose, for physical harm caused by the accidental, negligent, or intentionally harmful acts of third persons or animals, and by the failure of the possessor to exercise reasonable care to:
(a) discover that such acts are being done or are likely to be done, or
(b) give a warning adequate to enable visitors to avoid the harm or otherwise protect them against it.
In instances where a history of shootings have been documented on the premises or near an apartment complex in the past, the owner can be held negligent for not taking action and providing a security presence when someone is shot and seriously injured or killed.
If you were the victim of a serious crime, such as a shooting or sexual assault, or if you have lost a loved one on the premises of an apartment complex, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Atlanta premises liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates by contacting us online or calling right now - 1-800-898-HAYS.