Miami Shooting Victim Lawyers
Were you or a loved one the victim of a shooting in Miami? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or the death of a family member. Call Miami Shooting Victims’ Rights lawyer Jason Turchin today at (800) 337-7755 to get started on your civil claim.
With gorgeous ocean views and white beautiful white sand beaches, it’s not surprising that nearly 3 million people choose to call Miami home. Despite its beauty, Miami is home to an increasingly high crime rate, and gun violence throughout the city has become a huge problem.
Whether you live in Miami, or are a family member who lives in Florida or in other state, we can help. Our shooting victim lawyers in Miami have handled claims where the victim lived in Miami, and where the victim was visiting Miami from another state. We can help family members who live outside of Florida, where the shooting death or injury occurred anywhere in Florida, including Miami.What Can I do After a Shooting?
After a shooting, victims and their families typically:
- Call 911 to alert the authorities not only that a crime has occurred, but that you have been hurt and are in need of immediate medical attention
- Receive medical treatment for their wounds
- Give statements and eyewitness testimony to law enforcement
Victims often find out the hard way that a criminal investigation may turn up empty. Sometimes, there simply isn’t enough evidence to prosecute or ultimately convict assailants. If the state does choose to prosecute, the focus of a criminal trial is to punish the assailant and bring him to justice for his crimes. While this is good for society and for the victim, it will not necessarily make that victim whole. The victim is merely a witness to the crime.
Because of our preconceived notions about the criminal justice system, a lot of crime victims don’t realize they can find help outside of criminal court. Shooting victims may be entitled to financial recovery in civil court for their injuries.Examples of Shooting Cases our Crime Victims’ Rights Lawyers Have Handled
Over the years, our Miami shooting victim lawyers have handled numerous cases involving gun violence in our city.
- Apartment Complex – We’ve represented many families where a loved one was shot and killed or paralyzed at an apartment complex in Miami. For example, a young man was visiting friends at an apartment complex in Miami Gardens when a drug deal went bad and shots were fired. Our client was killed in the complex. Our investigation revealed that this was a high crime area, and the landlord knew or should have known if they were more reasonable in providing security. Their failure to provide security on the property led to them being held liable for the death of our client. Our client’s mother received a significant settlement to help make things easier on her and to give her money to keep her son’s memory alive.
- Shopping Center Parking Lot – Our shooting victim’s rights lawyers have handled many claims on behalf of victims shot and killed or severely injured in a parking lot in Florida, including Miami. Shopping center owner owe a duty generally to protect customers from crime which is reasonably foreseeable. When they fail to provide reasonable or adequate security, they could be forced to pay compensation to the victim’s family.
- Hotel – We’ve handled claims over the years where a hotel guest was the victim of gun violence. Hotels have a general duty to protect their guests from crime which is reasonably foreseeable. Many hotels also assume a greater duty to provide security. When a guest is shot and killed or paralyzed on their property, a hotel may be found liable to pay for all of the victim’s medical care, pain and suffering, and more.
So after you seek medical attention for your injuries, you should get in touch with an shooting victim rights attorney in Miami who has experience representing shooting victims in civil court. At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, we have helped our clients recover damages from people or entities that may have prevented their injuries.
We conduct our own investigation, called discovery, which helps us determine not necessarily who fired the gun, but rather if anyone’s negligence or failure to take preventative steps may have contributed to the shooting.
Our attorneys have experience handling various shooting claims in Miami, including ones involving:
- Apartment complexes or condos
- Office buildings
- Bars or nightclubs
- Domestic violence disputes
- Negligent security
- egligent hiring practices
Being the victim of gun violence is traumatic, and can often be both physically and emotionally devastating. Because of this high physical and mental burden, it’s no surprise that victims will sometimes want to wait until the conclusion of the criminal investigation and trial before potentially taking on another trial in civil court. But criminal investigations are rarely simple, and can potentially take several years before the perpetrator is brought to justice, if at all.
In Florida, personal injury claims, which include bodily harm resulting from gun violence, have a statute of limitations of 4 years. That is, you have four years from the date of the injury to commence a claim for personal injury. If a family member was killed in Miami by gunfire, the statute of limitations may only be 2 years from the date of the death.A Family Member was Shot and Killed in Miami. What can I do?
If a loved one was the victim of a fatal gunshot wound in Miami, you might be able to recover damages on his or her behalf under Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute. The law states generally that when death is caused by a wrongful act, negligence, default, or breach of contract or warranty of any person, and if that person would have been liable for damages had death not ensued, he or she will still be liable for damages in spite of the victim’s death.
The Statute allows the personal representative of the victim’s estate to bring an action in civil court to recover damages for the wrongful death as well as other financial burdens, including:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Court costs for criminal proceedings
- Travel expenses
We turn to the criminal justice system to punish wrongdoers whose actions have caused us pain, suffering, and sometimes loss. In civil court, our job is to deter negligent behavior and policies that enabled you to fall victim to a violent crime that left you hurt. By holding someone responsible for failing to keep you safe on their premises, we are doing so with the hope that this will not happen again to someone else.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a shooting in Miami, don’t hesitate in setting up your personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of Jason Turchin, our attorneys have helped many shooting victims recover damages for their injuries, and we can help you too. Call us today at (800) 337-7755 for your free consultation.