Posted on Feb 03, 2023

According to sources, 20-year-old Brandon Safford has been charged with aggravated assault after a shooting occurred at a Circle K gas station located at 3412 Mike Padgett Highway in Augusta, GA on Friday, January 27, 2023. The shooting occurred at the convenience store when a silver sedan pulled up in the parking lot, and a man exited the vehicle and approached the 18-year-old victim. Both the man and the victim exchanged gunshots.

When the police arrived, the victim was lying at the front counter. He was taken to August University Medical Center. Two handguns were found in the trash can out front of the Circle K after the shooting.

Can a Victim of a Criminal Attack at a Circle K Gas Station Bring a Negligent Security Lawsuit?

Whether there is a viable negligent security case after a violent attack at a Circle K gas station will depend upon the unique facts of the case. Thus, the investigation is critical.

After a shooting at a gas station, we would want to know what safety measures would have been reasonable under the circumstances and whether these safety measures were neglected. For example, we might ask some of the following questions:

  • Were there any prior shootings at this particular gas station?
  • Was the area known for violent criminal activity?
  • Was there any connection between the shooter and the victim?
  • What safety equipment and procedures were implemented at the Circle K gas station?
  • Should the landowner or gas station own have put additional measures in place to deter crime?

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We offer free legal consultations to victims of violent attacks at gas stations, apartments, hotels, motels, and other business premises in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. To schedule your free consultation with an experienced negligent security attorney at our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm, all you have to do is call us at (321) 352-7588.

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