Dear Value Village, Please Save the Video!


Security-Camera-for-Accident-CaseJuly 4, 2019


Value Village
1899 Metropolitan Pkwy. SW
Atlanta, GA 30315

To whom it may concern,

I am providing this letter on behalf of Mr. Hidy Lee Graves, who was seriously hurt on or about June 29, 2019 when a garbage truck collided with him and ran over his legs, causing very serious injuries. I think you may have a surveillance camera that captured video footage of this event. Obviously, that video footage will be very important evidence in Mr. Graves’s legal case. Please save that video. Our law firm will reimburse you for any reasonable expense involved with preserving the video or making a copy of it.

We do not know the exact time of the event, but believe that it was in the early morning hours (between 3:00am and 7:00am) of Saturday, June 29, 2019. We do not know the exact place, but believe it happened near the south end of the Value Village store, furthest from Metropolitan Parkway / US 41. I visited the area this afternoon and saw a camera there, by the loading dock and dumpster.

Please do not allow any video footage from that time period to be lost, destroyed, recorded over, or altered. In a case like this, the law requires that the evidence be preserved—in fact, there could be adverse consequences if the video is not preserved. ALMI Residential Props. Inc. v. Georgia Power Co., 293 Ga. App. 358, 363 (2008).

Please contact me at your convenience. At a time and place convenient to you, I’d very much like to get a copy of the video.

Thank you,

Jeb Butler
(678) 940-1444

Sarah Christy
(678) 940-1444

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Jeb Butler’s career as a Georgia trial lawyer has led to a $150 million verdict in a product liability case against Chrysler for a dangerous vehicle design that caused the death of a child, a $45 million settlement for a young man who permanently lost the ability to walk and talk, and numerous other verdicts and settlements, many of which are confidential at the defendant’s insistence. Jeb has worked on several cases that led to systemic changes and improvements in public safety. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Georgia SuperLawyer and ranks among Georgia’s legal elite. Jeb graduated in the top 10% of his class at UGA Law, argued on the National Moot Court team, and published in the Law Review. He is the founding partner of Butler Kahn law firm. Connect with me on LinkedIn
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