At the time of writing, there have been 131 mass shootings just in 2023–and the year is far from over.
The unfortunate reality that we live in is that a shooting incident could happen at any time. It could occur at a school, grocery store, or even a music concert. And that’s only considering mass shootings, not when you are the sole shooting victim of an assailant.
If you have become a shooting victim, you may benefit from hiring a shooting victim attorney. This is as much for pressing charges as getting compensation for any injuries. Here’s how they can help you.
A Shooting Victim Lawyer Can Help You Press Charges against the Shooter
Obviously, you can and should take legal action against the perpetrator of the crime. However, doing this can be traumatic and awaken flashbacks of the event.
This is where the crime victim lawyer can help the most. They work in your favor, handling the nitty-gritty details of the case so you don’t have to.
For example, they can obtain witness testimonies, footage of the shooting, or any other form of evidence. You won’t have to approach your assailant or deal with them whatsoever aside from seeing them in the courtroom.
File Suit Against the Owner of the Property Where the Shooting Incident Occurred
You as a crime victim may possibly be able to pursue legal action against the owner of a property where the shooting incident occurred. Property owners have an obligation to protect the safety of any occupants.
For example, say you are in a shopping mall when a shooting happens. Legally, the mall should have provided better security to prevent this from happening. Your shooting victim lawyer can take them to court for failing to keep their customers safe while on the premises.
The same may be the case for other properties, too. Even if you are in some unlit parking lot at midnight, and a shooter attacks you, a crime victim lawyer can still build a case.
Help You with Any Insurance Claims for Medical Damages
Injuries from a shooting can be devastating. You may require surgery, physical rehabilitation, and trauma counseling. All of this can be quite expensive even with an insurance plan to cover you.
Before you have obtained a settlement from the shooter or the property owner, you may need to submit a claim to the insurance company. Of course, insurance companies will do everything in their power to avoid covering you. A shooting victim attorney can fight to help you get results.
Let Wright Gray Handle Your Case
If you are in a shooting incident, know that you are not alone. There is plenty of recourse that you can take after the fact, especially now that shootings are on the rise. Contact a shooting victim lawyer and make sure you have proper representation throughout the process.
Wright Gray specializes in shooting incidents. Visit us here and get a free case consultation regardless of your situation.