What Happens if a Gun Owner Acts Irresponsibly and Injures Another Person?

Employment / Personal Injury / Business

Gun Owner Acts Irresponsibly

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, there were 45,222 firearm-related deaths in the United States in 2020. This equals about 124 people dying from a firearm-related injury each day. While this number can be staggering, many more people suffer serious gun injuries without dying. As a lawyer, I believe in and am obligated to follow the law and seek justice for my clients.  Therefore, while the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives all Americans the right to keep and bear arms, every firearm owner has the responsibility to use that firearm safely. When the gun owner acts irresponsibly and injures another person with their firearm, there could be both criminal and civil consequences.  Although I am not a criminal lawyer, I do seek justice for accident victims including those negligently injured from the irresponsible use of a firearm.

Examples of Gun Negligence

  • Unattended loaded firearms left in the open such as your car or house.
  • Not safely storing your gun where children or unauthorized users can access it.
  • Not installing safety locks.
  • Failure to unload the gun before cleaning or handling it.
  • Failing to assure the firearm’s safety is always on until the handler is ready to fire at a target.

These examples of gun negligence often lead to accidental shootings which can cause life-altering injuries or worse.  The most common accidental shootings are caused by:

  1. Playing with a gun.
  2. Thinking the gun was not loaded.
  3. Hunting accidents.

Gun Accident Victims

If you, or a family member, is injured due to the negligence of a gun owner, you have the right to get your life back on track. For example, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of life’s pleasures. I have experience handling gun accident cases and helping clients get peace of mind.  So please contact me if you have any questions or need help.

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