Skilled Georgia Crime Victim Injury and Fatality Attorneys
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, we are experienced in helping families that are reeling from learning that a loved one was the victim of violence or a shooting. While some people will throw up their hands and say they do not know what can be done, we have a proven record of tracking down property owners, commercial tenants, and security companies, and holding them accountable for failing to have the security measures that could have prevented these tragedies.
Unfortunately, Georgia is dealing with a more frequent problem. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a violent crime occurs in the state every 15 minutes and 26 seconds.
That includes an aggravated assault, defined as an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury, every 20 minutes and 7 seconds, and a murder every 11 hours 45 minutes and 30 seconds. According to the U.S. Congress Gun Violence Archive, in the past decade, another 9,294 people were injured from the criminal use of firearms in Georgia.
While many blame politicians, law enforcement, and other factors for the increase in shootings and homicides in Georgia, most fail to realize when property owners, operators, or management companies neglect to offer reasonable security measures that protect lawful visitors from foreseeable third-party crimes, people can get hurt or even killed.
When this is true, victims deserve to have a personal and legal advocate by their side, seeking civil justice the criminal courts cannot provide.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a shooting, we want to help you seek compensation from the third party that allowed the crime to take place, so you can start putting your life back together. Contact us now to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Connecting Liability to a Property Owner, Operator, or Management Company in Georgia
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia personal injury attorneys manage legal claims in civil court, not criminal proceedings. However, we understand that many times, the person who committed a gun crime, whether it was a shooting that left our clients severely injured, or that resulted in death, may not be caught, and held criminally accountable for their actions.
In cases where the person is arrested, they typically do not have the resources to compensate our clients for their injuries or the loss of their loved one.
Some of the ways we pursue financial compensation for clients who are injured in shootings, or who lose a loved one to homicide in Georgia include:
- Pursuing the Property Owner, Operator, or Management Company
Many violent crimes could have been prevented by the people who own, operate, or manage the property or event where a shooting occurred.
That may include pinpointing negligent security measures that led to the shooting, or a case of foreseeability, where we can connect the liable party to previous occurrences of failing to provide sufficient security that led to similar instances of harmful or criminal activity in the past.
- Investigating Other Potential Resources for Compensation Options
Investigating any insurance policies, including your own, that may cover your injuries, and your eligibility to pursue compensation through the Georgia Crime Victim Compensation Program.
We have guided our clients and their families through the personal injury legal process with precision for decades and have procured record-setting verdicts for our clients — because that is what they deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our customized approach to producing results for our important clients.
Decades of Experience, Record-Setting Verdicts: We Are Ashby Thelen Lowry
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our personal injury lawyers believe in providing the legal knowledge, skills, and resources our Georgia clients need to get their lives back after they are hurt or lose a loved one to another party’s negligence.
Contact us today at (404) 777-7771 or online to determine whether we are a good fit for your case, so we can start pursuing real results together.