Minneapolis Gun Accident Lawyers
Gun accidents are among the most serious cases handled at Hall Law. Firm attorneys have considerable experience in this area, and have a track record of obtaining successful results for their clients who have been injured in gun accidents.
The unintentional discharge of firearms injured 75,685 Americans and caused the death of 776 others in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). More than 40 percent of those injured every year are age 25 and younger. Many deaths and serious injuries occur every year because gun owners fail to store firearms in a safe and secure manner. For example, a recent study of data from the National Center for Health Statistics indicated that a majority of gun owners with little children do not store their guns locked, unloaded, and separate from ammunition.
Negligent storage and discharge of firearms result in a number of deaths and serious injuries every year, particularly among children and teenagers through unintentional shootings. Guns are dangerous instrumentalities that in the wrong hands have the potential to cause serious injury or death. It is the responsibility of a gun owners and users to exercise the highest standard of care when storing or discharging firearms. If they are not responsible, the attorneys at Hall Law will work hard to make them legally accountable.
Negligent Firearm Discharge FAQs
Negligent firearm discharge would include any unintentional discharge of a firearm and/or any intentional discharge that was done in a negligent manner.
According to the CDC, in 2017, 39,773 persons died from firearm-related injuries in the United States.
By law, individuals are technically allowed to pursue a legal claim without representation by a lawyer. In practice however, this kind of self-help can be quite difficult, and most people are better off engaging the services of a lawyer.
Preserve Your Rights
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a gun accident, it is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve essential evidence and to address other critical and time sensitive considerations. If you have a potential gun injury claim, please call us and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys to ensure your rights are preserved.