Shooting Victim Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Shootings happen every day causing injuries and deaths to the victims. According to the Philadelphia Police Department statistics, 674 people became victims of shootings in Philadelphia in 2011. Out of 159 murder victims in Philadelphia in 2011, 80% died of gunshot wounds.
Shooting victims and their families may be able to receive compensation from the liable parties. If you or your family member was shot on any kind of commercial property or a parking lot, you may recover financial compensation form the insurance policy covering the property. In Pennsylvania, under certain circumstances, if a person was shot or injured by a third party on business premises, the victim (or his/her estate) may sue the owner of the business for negligent security. Thus, in a recent shooting case, the estate of the victim who was shot to death by a third-party on the parking lot across the street from the bar (where the altercation began) sued the owner of the bar for negligent security. The owner of the bar maintained insurance that covered the incident. The insurance paid $300,000 to the victim of the shooting.
Some shootings occur accidentally. An accidental shooting is one where the person discharging the gun did not act with the intent to shoot, or where the gun malfunctioned or discharged automatically. In such cases, the gun manufacturer and the gun distributor may be liable for the injury resulting from the accidental shooting. Usually a victim is entitled to damages for pain and suffering, future loss of earning capacity, medical care, etc.
Thus, a 14-year-old Pennsylvania resident who suffered brain damage when she was the victim of an unintentional shooting which occurred when a neighbor discharged a gun in her direction, believing it was not loaded, filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and distributor of the gun. The defendants settled the case before trial. As a result of the incident, the victim is now retarded with an IQ in the low 60s and will require a supervised environment in which to live throughout her life. The award included $8 million for pain and suffering, $750,000 for future lost earning capacity, and $2.5 million for future care.
Even though no amount of money may compensate a victim for the horrible injuries sustained, financial compensation may help shooting victims pay for their medical bills and for the time out of work. A shooting victim may seek monetary damages for: medical expenses, injuries, lost wages, lost future income, physical and mental impairment, and pain and suffering. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys, will get you maximum compensation for your injuries.
Personal Injury Lawyer Pennsylvania
Shootings leave victims or victims' families feeling helpless. It is tough enough for people to deal with their physical symptoms and recovery, let alone the financial difficulties that are often associated with shooting injuries and deaths. If you or a family member has been injured as the result of a shooting, the last thing you should have to worry about is your financial security. At the Lassen Law Firm, we believe that our clients should be allowed to focus on recovering without having to stress over their future well-being. We are skilled Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys who will aggressively fight for maximum recovery of damages for our clients' serious injuries.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen