$2,900,000 Settlement – Apartment Complex Shooting
Two young brothers were walking to their apartment when unknown assailants in an SUV opened fire on them. The older brother, who was 20 years old at the time, was shot in the buttock, with the bullet piercing his femoral artery. Emergency personnel’s efforts were unsuccessful, and he died at the scene. The younger brother, who was 18 years old, was shot in the arm and leg but survived his injuries. The assailants were never apprehended.
Some residents in the apartment community believed that the brothers were targeted due to their alleged involvement in a home invasion in the community three days prior to the shooting. Shiver Hamilton Campbell was asked to investigate the case by another Atlanta firm. Our firm assembled a team of experts and investigators who were able to determine that the brothers were not involved in the home invasion.
Lawsuits were filed on behalf of the young men against the owners of the apartment complex and the company that managed the property. During litigation, Shiver Hamilton Campbell uncovered documents showing that the management company had repeatedly requested funding for security due to the high incidence of crime at the complex. Because of our team’s investigative efforts, Shiver Hamilton Campbell was able to settle the claims for $2.9 million.