Shooting Victims Injury Lawyer
The media headlines too often include shootings that have taken lives or injured innocent victims. Many times, the shooter did not know their victim or victims. They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. While the shooter is ultimately responsible for committing the crime, there are others that can be partially liable for shooting crimes in public places. If better security or safety measures could have prevented the shooting, the property owner may be liable for damages.
Shooting victims and their families can face extensive damages after the crime. Those that have lost a loved one due to a senseless shooting must live with a devastating emotional loss and financial burdens. For shooting victims that survive the assault, medical bills, emotional trauma, loss of income and other damages can impact their life. For many, they can feel victimized for the rest of their lives due to what they must endure after a shooting.
Preventing Deadly Shootings
In some cases, there is nothing that could have been done to prevent a shooting. A person walking down the street that is hit by a stray bullet can only blame the shooter and fate. However, when a shooting occurs in what should be a safe environment, there may be liable parties beyond the shooter. Schools, entertainment venues, restaurants, lounges and malls should be safe. When shootings occur, there is a chance they could have been prevented. If better security could have prevented the assault, the property owner or facility may be liable for creating an unsafe environment.
If you have lost a loved one or you were injured in a shooting, contact our team at Ligori & Sanders Attorneys at Law. We can discuss your legal options. You may be eligible to file a claim for premises liability for lack of security or unsafe gun use. Call our office in Tampa to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal experts.