When a person is the victim of a shooting, they may be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills and more. If the attack or shooting was in part or whole due to the negligence of someone else, damages may include any medical treatments, time off of work and other damages depending on the circumstances. They may also be compensated for factors such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium and more.
A person who shoots another purposely will be arrested if they are found. For some victims, knowing that the person responsible will be punished criminally is satisfying, but does nothing to remedy a financial loss. When the shooting is accidental or simply due to negligence or error, the person may not be charged criminally at all.
A person who has suffered injuries due to a shooting may be medically treated and released. They may also require multiple therapies and extensive medical care. No person should suffer financially due to someone’s negligence, no matter the cause of the accident or injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can help a victim determine if they have the elements necessary for a personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has been shot in the city of Atlanta and are wondering if you have a case for damages, you should speak with an experienced attorney. They will review the details of your incident, determine if you have the necessary elements for a successful case, and advise you of the next steps.