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If you or someone you love has been the victim of a shooting that resulted in a spinal cord injury, our personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your local area to get started.
Areas of compensation from gunshot wounds include:
In many cases, gunshot wounds are the result of accidental firing or mishandling of a weapon. When a gunshot is part of a malicious attack, the attacker is financially responsible for your spinal cord injury, as well as morally responsible for your attack. Your attacker may face criminal charges and jail time. However, approximately 40% of gunshot wound injuries are the result of a non-conflict situation. They generally involve an accident shooting or discharge of the weapon. Forty percent is equivalent to roughly 500,000 injuries.
Most gunshot wounds come from small fire arms, such as a semi-automatic pistol, machine guns, submachine guns, and assault rifles. When doctors are treating gunshot wounds, they are primarily concerned with what the bullet hit as it entered the body and where it is currently located inside the body. If the bullet went through the spinal cord, it is likely the victim may be paralyzed as a result of the gunshot wound. Doctors may have to remove the bullet from the body, but in some cases it is actually better to leave the bullet then risk further injury by removing it.
Have you or someone you care about been the victim of a gunshot-related spinal injury? If so, our personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you need to cover medical bills, ongoing medical experiences, emotional trauma and more.