Florida has a gun violence problem. Nearly 2,568 people are shot in Florida every year, and the state has the 19th highest rate of gun homicide in the US. In fact, nearly ¾ths of all homicides in Florida are committed with a gun. Many people in Florida witness gun crime every day and several people are injured from shootings.
After a West Palm Beach Bar/Nightclub Shooting
If you or a loved one have been injured in a shooting in a bar or nightclub or other public area, then you may be entitled to financial compensation. A personal injury attorney will work with you to ensure that you and any shooting victims receive the restitution you deserve. When you are injured due to the recklessness or intent of another person, you have the right to be compensated. At Elstein Legal, will work tirelessly to make sure that you see the justice that you are due.
Shooting Compensation Claim
There are 3 main ways that we here at Elstein Legal can help you get compensation for your shooting injuries. First, we can file a compensation claim at the Florida Bureau for victim Compensation. To pursue this option, you would need documents that prove your injury and any reports of economic losses such as lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
Second, there is the option of waiting until the case goes to criminal trial and wait to claim damages from the defendant. In most cases, this is not a viable strategy. Very often, shooters are not caught, and even if they are caught, most of the time they do not have the finances to pay for damages. Violent crime is often motivated by money issues so it is unlikely that the shooter has money to compensate you.
The third option is to file a suit against some corporation or person that contributed to the injury in the first place. For example, if you were shot in a bar or a store, then the owner might be held liable for the injury because they did not take proper safety precautions. Owners and managers of such kinds of public spaces have a reasonable duty of care to their patrons and are supposed to take reasonable measures to prevent crime and injury. If it can be determined that the owner did not take proper precautions and safety measures, they can be held partly liable for your shooting injury.
Why Choose Elstein Legal?
So if you or a loved one has been injured by a shooting in a nightclub or bar or some other similar location, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately. Time is of the essence, and the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to file a successful lawsuit.
A shooting injury can wreak havoc on your life, physically, emotionally, and financially. Let us at Elstein Legal help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (205) 299-2835 or schedule a free case evaluation online.