Firearm Related Injuries

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Experienced Attorney in Handling Firearm Related Injuries and the Law

A 2010 study by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control demonstrated that firearms were the third leading cause of injury related deaths following poisoning and automobile accidents. [1] Firearms obviously have the potential to inflict significant injury and death. Accordingly, the law requires people using firearms to exercise a heightened standard of care.

Examples of careless (“negligent”) firearm ownership and use may be:

  • Leaving firearms loaded in vehicles, homes and storage.
  • Failing to safely store firearms to prevent access by children and unauthorized users.
  • Failing to install trigger locks on firearms in storage.
  • Failing to open the breech and assure the firearm is not loaded before cleaning or other handling.
  • Failing to assure the firearm’s safety is on at all times until the handler is ready to fire at a target or lawful game.

Firearm Safety Helps to Minimize Risk of Suffering an Injury, but Accidents Still Happen

While the Second Amendment gives all Americans the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, every firearm owner has the responsibility to use that firearm safely. The National Rifle Association and local law enforcement groups often offer firearm safety classes at little or no cost. The classes cover all aspects of safety from a weapon’s safety features to handling, safe transportation, cleaning and storage. Click to find an NRA training course near you.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a firearm, you need a skilled attorney, like Scott Fegley at the Fegley Law Firm, with knowledge of firearms and the law. Scott Fegley will hire the right firearms experts and present the necessary facts to make a compelling case for the client. The Fegley Law Firm works tirelessly to help you put your life back together after a devastating injury caused by a firearm.

If you were injured in an accident involving a firearm, turn to the personal injury experts at The Fegley Law Firm. Contact us or give us a call at (215) 493-8287 to schedule a free consultation.

[1] Department of Health & Human Services, HHS Public Access Published in final edited form as: Prev Med. 2015 October; 79: 5–14. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.06.002.

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