Whether it is a rifle or shotgun used to hunt or a handgun utilized for protection, millions of Americans across the United States own some type of firearm. In fact, a recent poll suggests that almost half of all American households have at least one gun.
Unfortunately, though, guns are responsible for thousands of injuries or even deaths every year from accidental misfires. Injuries caused by gunshots can be costly, so it is important to talk to an attorney regarding your rights to financial compensation.
With so many people owning firearms, the chance of an accident is high, especially when people act negligently. If you have been hurt by a careless firearm owner or even a faulty gun, you can fight back. To start fighting for the financial compensation you need, call the Clearwater catastrophic injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC today at 727-441-9030 and schedule a consultation with one of our qualified legal representatives.
Causes of Gunshot Accidents
Guns are powerful weapons, and when these items are improperly designed or mishandled, they can result in gunshot wounds. These injuries can be serious, possibly causing irreversible damage to the victim’s body. In many instances, gunshot wounds can cause internal bleeding or organ damage, shattered bones, possible paralysis and many other disabilities.
Some of the most common causes of accidental shootings include:
- Hunting with a large group of people
- Hunting with inexperience individuals
- Allowing children to handle guns
- Handling firearms with safety off
- Cleaning the gun with a bullet in the chamber
Additionally, a gun may accidentally misfire and hurt someone if it has design or manufacturing defects.
If you or a loved one has suffered a gunshot wound due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you can fight back in order to discourage this irresponsible behavior in the future. To learn more about how we can help you with your case, contact the attorneys of the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC, today at 727-441-9030