It seems like every day on the news someone gets shot in Jersey City. According to the latest numbers, Jersey City saw an increase in nonfatal shootings in 2016 and those numbers don’t even include any reports of shots fired or shootings that occurred that didn’t result in an injury. With such violence on the streets, the likelihood of getting injured because of a gunshot is very real.
If you get shot in Jersey City, you may be concerned about your medical bills. Is it possible to sue them for restitution?
Jersey City gunshot injury lawyer Anthony Carbone knows how scary it can be to be a victim of a crime. That’s why he works hard to make sure his clients are properly compensated for their injuries. As a personal injury lawyer and a criminal defense attorney, he understands how the criminal system works and knows just how hard it can be for you get justice. With his aggressive and relentless representation, he will make sure you will get that justice.
Guns Can Be Dangerous
According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 31,076 Americans had died in unintentional shootings in 2010. In addition, 73,505 Americans were treated in hospital emergency departments for non-fatal gunshot wounds in 2010. This means that 117,000 Americans are shot every year.
When we think of getting shot, the idea of a criminal is what comes to mind. But that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, according to a recent article from Mother Jones magazine, owning a gun has been linked to:
- Higher risks of homicide,
- Suicide, and
- Accidental death by gun.
In fact, every time a gun is used in self-defense in a home, there are more assaults, suicide attempts, and accidents involving that gun in or around a home.
Liability for a Gunshot Injury
According to premises liability law, any time you are injured on someone’s property because of the owner’s carelessness, you can sue for compensation. This means if you get shot on a homeowner’s property, you can get compensation from that owner for your injuries.
The same goes for a commercial property. Let’s say you go to a local bar for a nightcap. Someone comes into the establishment and opens fire. You get shot in the arm. What are your next steps?
In this case, you have two lawsuits – one against the assailant and one against the bar owner. Because of negligent security, the bar owner and its employees had failed to keep you safe from harm. You can file a claim against the bar not just your medical bills, but also for any lost wages, pain and suffering, and any psychological damage you may have received because of the incident.
Don’t Wait. Get Legal Assistance Now!
If you were injured by a gunshot in Jersey City, Newark, or anywhere in New Jersey, the time to act is now. Contact Jersey City gunshot injury lawyer Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation. Hablamos Español.