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What You Need to Know About Personal Injury Claims And Gun Violence

Gunshot wounds are deadly and cause damage to internal organs in the human body. Depending on the bullet’s point of entry and the direction, the injuries could be very serious. Non life threatening injuries often vary in the seriousness and can damage the internal organs resulting in lifelong impairment and death.

Personal injury lawyers often face a lot of challenges when trying to establish who committed the crime. This can be a difficult process and holding a person responsible may also raise the complex issue of insurance coverage. While there could be a criminal conviction that punishes the offender, medical costs can actually skyrocket. Violent gang violence often leads to challenging issues such as legal causation.

  • In such cases, plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers will have trouble establishing gross negligence.
  • This negligence requires the defendant to owe a legal duty to the person injured and also pay for the actual loss and damage.
  • The courts need to take care of relevant facts in each case and also take account of the likelihood of people who could be injured by defendant’s behavior.

Issues of public policy are also a key matter of concern when those affected by gun violence are claiming personal compensation. A lot of violent gun crimes have certain issues such as legal causation. The insurance coverage is often subject to auto insurance policies and excludes providing coverage for intentional acts. Personal injury because of gun violence is often very tragic and cause lifetime injuries. You need to seek help of a lawyer that evaluates the issues and can help you argue the case in the court.

For further information about what you need to know about personal injury claims and gun violence, please contact Opara Law PC by email at or by phone at 416-840-5572.