Firearms End-up in the Wrong Hands While Common-sense Gun Laws are Debated
When placed in the hands of the wrong person, a gun can cause horrific damage. Each branch of thelocal and federal government and the general public talk about limiting access to guns based on age, legal records or mental illness, still guns end up in the wrong hands due to irresponsible gun owners and current law.
Gun Violence Replaces Innocence with Fear
The guns are accessible to people who cannot be trusted to use the weapon for its intended legal purpose or appreciate the danger.Too often innocence is lost when the firearm ends-up in one of our local schools. That is unacceptable, we should feel secure sending our children to school.
The website Everytown For Gun Safety indicates that each day 96 people are killed with guns, of that number, an average of 7 kids and teens killed by gun violence. That number is startling in and of itself, but it is heartbreaking when you look at school shooting statistics from 2018. The first 5 months of this year year have seen our local schools become more deadly than a warzone, with 26 children and adults shot and killed, only 13 members of the military were killed in battle during the same period. These children and teachers did not sign-up for war.
The Rights of Students and Teachers Who Were Shot
Have you or a family member been hurt due to a school shooting? What are your rights when the shooting was was due to negligence or a criminal act?
If you were injured by or lost a family member to a school shooter, you may be under the impression that you need to rely on police and prosecutors to bring the shooter to justice. Most people do not realize that these professionals are there to find justice for the state, not for the victims of gun violence.
The school shooting attorneys from Action Legal Group stand for the right of the victims of gun violence to recover damages through civil litigation. Entrustment of a gun to a shooter by a third party may be a factor in your gun violence case. If the school shooter was prohibited from possession of a gun due to age, mental illness or criminal record, the person that provides access to the weapon may be found responsible for the death or injuries.
The attorneys from our personal injury firm are ready to pursue the school shooter and whoever made guns easily accessible to that person.
Filing a Lawsuit After Suffering a School Shooting Injury
Teachers and students who have suffered any of the injuries below have a great case. Our Florida and Illinois attorneys care about your well-being and want to find the remedies that will speed your healing process.
- Chest injuries
- Cardiac tamponade
- Abdominal injuries
- Limb injuries
- Wound infection
The road to recovery for the dozens of children and teachers injured in school shootings is always likely to be long and painful, particularly for who have lost a loved one. Those who do survive will have to contend with:
- Current medical bills
- Potential future medical expenses
- PTSD and treatment
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress
The number of Americans hurt by firearms actually dwarfs the number of people killedbut we need to start doing things better where we can.
The Illinois and Florida school shooting attorneys from Action Legal Group are here to help anyone who has been victimized by school shooting violence. We seek justice for the victims.