Civil Claim for Gun Violence in Florida
Gun violence continues to be one of the most shocking violations to the calm of our modern life. Often, when someone is shot there is a crime, but whether there has been a conviction or not, you may have a right to civil damages if you or someone you love has been the victim of gun violence. If you or a loved one was killed in Florida, you may have a civil claim for money damages.
One of the most important things you can do to protect your rights is to call a shooting victim lawyer at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin with experience bringing civil claims for injuries as a result of gun violence as soon as possible. You may only have a short window of time to seek civil damages.
Contact us now to find out if you are entitled to compensation for Florida shooting claim at 800-337-7755.
What Kinds of Gun Violence Can Lead to Civil Claims?
Under the law, if someone intentionally harms you without the legal right to do so, you have a right to go to court to seek civil damages. This also includes cases where the shooter intended to harm someone else and harmed you by mistake. Sometimes getting a court to award damages in an intentional case isn’t the most difficult part of the case, collecting the judgment, especially if the shooter is in jail, is often the hardest part of these type of cases.
Often, not only is the shooter liable, but others may be as well. For example if a security company failed to perform its duties properly and their negligence led to you getting shot, you may also be able to sue the security company for damages. You are much more likely to recover damages from a company than an individual. Each case is unique and requires an experienced attorney who handles gun victim cases in Florida to evaluate all of the options.
Sometimes people are injured as a result of careless behavior. If someone shoots off a gun in the air or accidentally shoots someone when they thought the gun wasn’t loaded, they can be liable for civil damages. If you have been hurt as the result of someone else’s negligence with a gun, you may have a right to civil damages.
Some common Florida shooting victim civil claims we handle may include:
- Victim shot in an apartment complex as a result of inadequate security or failures of the management company or property owner to protect the residents and guests
- Victim accidentally shot by a friend or relative while cleaning a gun or playing around with a gun
- Victim shot at an ATM during a robbery that went badly
- Victim shot and killed in a grocery store shopping center
- Victim shot and killed at a gas station at night time as a result of poor lighting and lack of security
What Kind of Damages Can You Ask For?
Like other areas of the law, if you have been harmed as a result of someone else’s wrongful behavior you can seek damages to make you whole. This may include property damage, past and future medical costs, loss of income, compensation for pain and suffering, and many other kinds of damages. The purpose of the law is to try and make you as close as possible to the way you were before the shooting. While it is impossible to take away the pain and the trauma, money damages are the closest our courts can get to trying to repair the physical and emotional damage gun violence causes.
The family of people killed by gun violence may be able to seek recovery for their emotional damages, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and for the income their loved would have earned had they not been killed.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of gun violence, contact an experienced gun violence claims attorney as soon as possible. Don’t let your rights slip away.
Where do you handle shooting victim cases in Florida?
At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we can fight for the rights of gun violence throughout all of Florida, including Miami shooting victim lawsuits, Ft Lauderdale apartment complex shooting victim claims, Orlando gun shot victim claims, Tampa shooting claims, Hialeah shooting cases, and West Palm Beach shooting claims at apartment complex or nightclub.
If your loved one was shot and killed or rendered a paraplegic or quadriplegic from a gun shot in Florida, you may be entitled to recover money for medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, wage loss, funeral expenses, lifecare and the pain and suffering of you or your child.
We look forward to speaking with you more to see how we can help you with your potential shooting injury or wrongful death case. We work on a contingency fee, which means we don't get paid any money unless you get compensated.
Contact our firm now or call 1-800-337-7755. It's a free consultation!
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