Philadelphia Shooting Victim Lawyer
Shootings happen every day causing injuries and deaths to the victims. According to the Philadelphia Police Department statistics, 675 people became victims of shootings in Philadelphia last year. Out of 160 murder victims in Philadelphia, 82% 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 Philadelphia, 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 or inadequate security.
For example, we pursued a claim for a victim who was shot to death by a third-party on the parking lot across the street from the bar (where the altercation began) as well as the owner of the lot for negligent security, and were able to recover from both parties.
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 in addition to the property owner.
For example, our client was a 14-year-old Philadelphia 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, and we pursued a claim against the manufacturer and distributor of the gun in addition to the shooter's homeowners' insurance policy.Even though no amount of money may compensate a victim for the horrible injuries sustained, will cover medical or funeral expenses, lost wages, future medical, and pain and suffering. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, will get you maximum compensation for your injuries.