Assaults and Shootings Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
It is an unfortunate fact that assaults and shootings are occurring at historically high rates. Whether it is a one-on-one violent assault or a mass shooting at a public venue, the trauma and injuries can haunt victims and their families for the rest of their lives. In some circumstances, shootings and attacks were preventable with the right security measures by the property owners, making them liable for injuries or losses of life. If you need an assaults and shootings lawsuit claims lawyer in Orlando, call our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law.
Disturbed individuals that perpetrate assaults and shootings are responsible for their actions. These criminals are usually apprehended and prosecuted for their crimes, but they may not be the only ones who are liable for the pain and suffering that they caused. Many times, victims of assaults and shootings are left with medical bills, lost income and financial hardships caused by their injuries. Even if the perpetrator is convicted or even killed during their apprehension, it does not diminish the long-term effects of the assault. Pursuing a premises liability lawsuit against entities that could have helped prevent the crime can offer financial assistance for recovery.
Premise Liability for Shooting/Assault Injuries or Deaths
While the shooter or attacker is ultimately responsible, commercial property owners may be partially liable for some injury assaults that occur at their business. If a shooting occurs at a bar, restaurant, movie theater or other venue, the police will investigate the crime, but premises liability lawyers can investigate the liability factors. Property owners are held accountable for maintaining a safe property for visitors, guests and customers. This includes businesses providing reasonable security to prevent assaults and shooting on their property to protect their patrons.
When investigating liability in injuries or deaths caused by a shooting or assault, there are several factors to consider. Premises liability laws in Florida require businesses and property owners to provide a safe environment. While it is unreasonable to make business owners criminally liable for a shooting, they may be partially liable if they did not provide adequate security or safety precautions. Depending on the venue and property, security cameras, guards, proper lighting, metal detectors and other factors may have reduced the chance of shootings or assaults.
Recovering from a Shooting or Assault
Victims of a mass shooting or personal assault can have long-term effects from their experience. Beyond gunshot wounds, broken bones or fatal injuries, many victims also have emotional effects and need ongoing therapy. It is common for assault or shooting survivors to suffer from PTSD and other disorders.
As part of a shooting or assault injury lawsuit, compensation may be pursued to cover medical costs, lost wages, therapy and mental anguish. Business and property owners where the attack occurred may be liable for some of the financial hardship due to lack of security or safety precautions. One of our experienced premises liability lawyers at Ligori & Ligori can evaluate your claim and offer legal advice on whether or not you could be eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation for your shooting or assault injuries.
Victims of a shooting or assault deserve an opportunity to receive compensation for their injuries from anyone liable in the attack. If you lost a loved one in a mass shooting or you were injured from a preventable assault, contact us at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law in Orlando to talk to our legal team and find out if you can file a premises liability lawsuit claim. We offer no-cost, no-obligation legal consultations for victims of shootings and assaults in Florida.