Gun Accident Lawyer
The statistics on gun accidents in the United States show that gun accidents are often sudden, traumatic, and fatal.
- In 2010, 31,076 Americans died from accidents, homicide, or suicide from guns. That is equal to 85 deaths per day!
- Every year, unintentional firearm injuries cause the deaths of over 600 people
- Between 2005 and 2010, 3,800 people died from unintentional shootings
Anyone can become a victim of a gun accident. However, over 1,300 victims are under the age of 25. In fact, many victims are children. When a parent, relative, or family friend does not properly store a firearm, a curious child may find it, and inadvertently shoot themselves or someone else. In 8% of all unintentional shootings, the gun is fired by a child under the age of 6.
Any type of firearm can cause a fatality, but pistols and rifles are the most common. When someone dies from an accidental gunshot wound, like in the case of a child finding a gun, the gun-owner may be at fault. When a gun is in an easily accessible area, it becomes a threat. Using a gun in other negligence manners, like when intoxicated, can also cause serious injuries or fatalities.
However, gun accidents can also result from defective or faulty features, like flawed safety locks or malfunctioning triggers, along with improper maintenance or handling.
Regardless of the circumstances, gun accidents are incredibly serious. While many gun accidents result in death, injuries can include:
- Facial trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
- Internal bleeding
- Blood loss
Seeking Compensation After A Gun Accident
If you are a victim of a gun accident, or have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence or mishandling, you deserve compensation. Gun accidents are unfortunately common, but that does not mean there is nothing you can do after an accident.
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes (formerly Perenich & Carroll) was founded in 1955. We are exclusively invested in helping personal injury victims— and their loved ones — win compensation and find justice. We approach every case with passion, experience, and dedication, and strive to provide the answers you need, when you need them.
If you are seeking help after a gun accident, please contact us. We’ll see you through.