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24-Year-Old Shot in Fort Valley Apartment

(Picture: Perry Smith(WGXA))

A 24-year-old man was fatally wounded at a Fort Valley apartment complex late Monday afternoon, June 1, 2020 in an incident that may be gang-related. Fort Valley police officers responded to the 5:20 p.m. call, when shots were fired at Lakeview Apartments at 1105 Edward St., they found a resident wounded in the upper torso. Officers attempted to render medical aid and emergency medical service workers were summoned to respond to the scene.

The now deceased resident was taken to the Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, where he died. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Juan Stewart, according to an updated Fort Valley Department of Public Safety news release posted on Facebook. There is no additional security footage or accounts from security guards to corroborate the details of the tragedy that occurred.

This investigation is ongoing. Fort Valley Police is being assisted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Peach County Sheriff’s Office and Peach County Drug Enforcement Unit. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Fort Valley police at 478-825-3384, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Source: 13WMAZ, The Telegraph, WGXA

TMAPC’s Legal Take

Do you feel safe when you go shopping, visit a restaurant, or stay at a hotel? Most of us do. We probably wouldn’t patronize those establishments if we didn’t. But are you really as safe as you think? Unfortunately, property owners don’t always take the precautions necessary to protect us from harm. Even major retailers and trusted brands occasionally fall short. The experienced Georgia negligent security lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. have taken action against negligent business operations all throughout The Peach State. In particular, we help injured victims recover monetary compensation after a security violation or a property-related injury. Georgia’s state laws are very clear: Property owners must take reasonable efforts to protect you from any foreseeable harm on their premises. When they fail to meet those duties, they become liable for the damages that follow. The best way to find out if you’re entitled to financial compensation is to simply contact our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our Georgia negligent security lawyers. There’s no charge or obligation, so it’s a risk-free opportunity to get answers to your questions. We’ve helped many people recover compensation after a commercial property owner let them down. You don’t deserve to suffer or pay out of pocket for injuries that someone else was supposed to prevent. Don’t let them saddle their responsibilities on your wallet. Don’t let their insurance companies bully you, either. Get the legal guidance that you deserve. Contact the experienced Georgia negligent security lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. today.

Arsonist Set Second Fire to Civil War Museum

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The Columbus Police Department has made an arrest in a deadly shooting that happened Friday, May, 22, 2020. Columbus police responded to reports of a shooting at Wilson Apartments at 3400 Eighth Ave. around 3 p.m.Officers found Lamarion Wright face down on Belmont Street with a gunshot wound. 

On Monday May 25, 2020, the 16-year-old juvenile suspect turned himself in at the Columbus Public Safety Building, according to police. The suspect is being charged as an adult under the Georgia Senate Bill 440. There is no additional security footage or accounts from security guards to corroborate the details of the tragedy that occurred. 

Police say they are expecting more arrests in Wright’s murder. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact Sgt. Donna Baker at 706-225-4296 or [email protected].

Source: Ledger-Enquirer and WRBL

TMAPC’s Legal Take 

Do you feel safe when you go shopping, visit a restaurant, or stay at a hotel? Most of us do. We probably wouldn’t patronize those establishments if we didn’t. But are you really as safe as you think? Unfortunately, property owners don’t always take the precautions necessary to protect us from harm. Even major retailers and trusted brands occasionally fall short. The experienced Georgia negligent security lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. have taken action against negligent business operations all throughout The Peach State. In particular, we help injured victims recover monetary compensation after a security violation or a property-related injury.Georgia’s state laws are very clear: Property owners must take reasonable efforts to protect you from any foreseeable harm on their premises. When they fail to meet those duties, they become liable for the damages that follow.The best way to find out if you’re entitled to financial compensation is to simply contact our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our Georgia negligent security lawyers. There’s no charge or obligation, so it’s a risk-free opportunity to get answers to your questions. We’ve helped many people recover compensation after a commercial property owner let them down. You don’t deserve to suffer or pay out of pocket for injuries that someone else was supposed to prevent. Don’t let them saddle their responsibilities on your wallet. Don’t let their insurance companies bully you, either. Get the legal guidance that you deserve. Contact the experienced Georgia negligent security lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. today.

Negligent Security in Buckhead

According to a preliminary police report, May 16 at about 12:22 a.m., Atlanta officers responded to a 911 call about an individual being shot at the Tremont Apartment Homes located in Buckhead, Atlanta. Once they arrived, they found a male with gunshot wounds to the chest, he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses observed two males occupying a possibly blue or gray vehicle, yelling, “Get him!” during the shooting. “The vehicle then fled the scene traveling northbound on Roswell Road. Investigators have not confirmed a motive at this time, but are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. The investigation continues.” There is no security footage or even a security guard to corroborate any details of the night’s events.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Atlanta police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $13,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637, or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

Sources: AJC and MDJ Online

TMAPC’s Legal Take 

Do you feel safe when you go shopping, visit a restaurant, or stay at a hotel? Most of us do. We probably wouldn’t patronize those establishments if we didn’t. But are you really as safe as you think? Unfortunately, property owners don’t always take the precautions necessary to protect us from harm. Even major retailers and trusted brands occasionally fall short. The experienced Georgia negligent security lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. have taken action against negligent business operations throughout the Peach State. In particular, we help injured victims recover monetary compensation after a security violation or a property-related injury. Georgia’s state laws are very clear: Property owners must take reasonable efforts to protect you from any foreseeable harm on their premises. When they fail to meet those duties, they become liable for the damages that follow. The best way to find out if you’re entitled to financial compensation is to simply contact our office and schedule a free consultation with one of our Georgia negligent security lawyers. There’s no charge or obligation, so it’s a risk-free opportunity to get answers to your questions. We’ve helped many people recover compensation after a commercial property owner let them down. You don’t deserve to suffer or pay out of pocket for injuries that someone else was supposed to prevent. Don’t let them saddle their responsibilities on your wallet. Don’t let their insurance companies bully you, either. Get the legal guidance that you deserve. Contact the experienced Georgia negligent security lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. today.

Pit bull attacks 10-year-old boy

(Source: cbs12)

 

Dogs are part of the American family. Most of us have neighbors or friends who consider themselves dog lovers, and you may even have a few dogs as pets yourself. But as lovable as “man’s best friend” can be, when a dog attacks, the outcome is anything but friendly. In just a few short moments, an aggressive dog can cause devastating injuries. They’ve even been known to kill human beings. Children, the elderly, and the disabled are at especially high risk, but able-bodied adults are not immune for harm, especially where large dogs are concerned.

 

A March 2019 cbs12 reports that Belle Glade “who neighbors say is 10 year old, was attacked in the road near the entrance of Lake Breeze Mobile Home Park at NW 18th Street and Lake Circle”. According to neighbor Miriam Mojica, “the dog went behind him (Belle Glade) and attacked him from his leg first, that’s when he dropped to the floor, that’s whenever he went to his face, like bit him in his face”.

 

The consequence of an animal attack are both tragic and costly. Victims frequently face expensive medical bills, time away from work, and might even require counseling for the psychological trauma that a life-threatening encounter with a vicious dog inflicts. As a general rule, dog owners are legally liable for any damages that their animals cause. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by an aggressive dog in Georgia, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation.

 

What Can I Recover in a Georgia Dog Bite Lawsuit?

T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is a longstanding, deeply experienced, and highly respected personal injury law firm in Georgia. Our ultimate goal is to see you fully compensated. That means that you recover everything you lost financially as a result of the attack, as well as additional money to make up for the  physical and emotional hardships you’ve endured as a result.

As you might expect, insurance companies make that tough. Even if you have a legitimate case, they will work hard to either deny your claim or pay out less than you’re really owed. (Warning: Insurance companies can be misleading or downright deceitful – don’t let them tell you how much you deserve without talking to an experienced lawyer first.)

We wouldn’t count ourselves among Georgia’s top dog bite lawyers if we weren’t’ ready to do whatever it takes to put you in the best position for success. Unlike many other law firms, we aren’t looking to “chew your case up and quickly spit it out.” We are looking for real justice.

 

Every Case Is Different

In most dog bite cases, the dog’s owners are on the hook for the damages. Sometimes, though, additional parties might share in the liability – landlords, security companies, police officers, local governments, and more. Let our Atlanta animal attack attorneys explore every possible source of liability.