Shooting Victim Lawsuits
The trauma of receiving a gunshot wound can impact your life forever. Even after the wound is treated and heals, you can still have lingering effects from experiencing such a traumatic event. Shooting victims can face extensive medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost income, emotional scars and long-term suffering. There are options to help cover the financial cost of your injury with a shooting victim lawsuit.
You may think the only person liable for your shooting injury is the shooter, but that is not always the case. While it is possible to file a civil suit against the shooter, many times, the criminal may get away or does not have the financial means to pay for expenses caused by their actions. This can leave the victim stuck with medical bills and treatments that can cause financial hardship. Another possible option is determining whether a property owner may be liable for injuries under premises liability laws.
Nightclub, Mall and Shopping Center Shootings
When a shooting occurs at a commercial business or property, the owner or owners of the property may have liability. Property and business owners have a responsibility to keep their customers safe at their establishment. Nightclub shootings, random shootings at malls and injuries from gunshots at any shopping center may have been prevented. Businesses and commercial property owners carry premises liability insurance to cover them against injuries that occur on their property. If they did not provide adequate security or safety precautions, they may be liable for injuries when a shooting occurs on their property.
If you lost a loved one in a public shooting or are recovering from shooting injuries yourself, contact our legal team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP. We can discuss your legal options to cover financial expenses caused by the shooting during a free consultation at our office.