The Ausband Firm Aids Parents of 19-year-old Killed in Storefront Crash

No one expects his or her life to be in danger when eating at a restaurant or shopping with friends in a retail center. Unfortunately, the risks posed to retail shoppers and restaurant-goers are very real. On February 6, a Town and Country minivan tore through the front of a Buffalo Wild Wings, hitting 19-year-old William Barton while he was out eating with his roommate.

Barton was treated at a nearby hospital for his serious injuries, but sadly, did not survive the accident.

With the help of attorney Andrew Ausband from Ausband & Dumont, Barton’s parents, Thomas and Ellenwood, are filing a lawsuit against 67-year-old Carol Shipley for her reckless driving, as well as against Blazin’ Wings and MRK Barrett Creek, the respective operators and property owners for the restaurant. Had these companies followed the recommended safety procedures to avoid this kind of accident, a risk very well-known in the industry, the life of William Barton may have been spared.

Storefront accidents such as this are more common than many think. Property owners in the industry are well aware of the risks, but many fail to take proper preventative measures, such as installing barriers between parking lots and storefronts, or angling parking spots away from the building. This negligence needlessly endangers the lives of thousands of Americans every year.

How an Atlanta Storefront Crash Attorney can Help

At the Ausband & Dumont, our attorneys are well aware of the severe emotional and physical trauma storefront accidents can cause. We also know that these accidents could be prevented were it not for the negligent behavior of property owners. If you or someone you love has suffered in a storefront accident, do not hesitate to reach out. Our attorneys are prepared to stand by your side and help you fight for justice.