Memphis Shooting Victim Lawyer

Have you been injured in a shooting? If you’re unsure about how to obtain compensation for the harm the shooter caused you, contact a qualified Memphis shooting victim attorney today.

Unfortunately, gun violence is common in Memphis and many other places. But so are suits in which the innocent victims are finally given their opportunity to hold the shooter or other liable parties accountable for the harm they’ve done.

These civil suits differ from criminal proceedings in that we only need to prove negligence or malice with a majority of the evidence, as opposed to proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a criminal suit.

You are entitled to recover maximum compensation when injured in a shooting. If you’d like to increase your chances of successfully filing a civil suit, work with a Memphis shooting victim lawyer at Gray Law Group. We will always advocate for your best interests as we fight for the compensation you deserve.

Establishment of Liability

Unsurprisingly, the person handling the gun when a victim is shot is most often found liable for the harm done. Whether the shooter was intentionally aiming for the victim or accidentally did something that caused the gun to go off, people who handle guns have an obligation to be fully aware of their surroundings and their weapon to ensure the safety of those around them.

If a third party carelessly entrusted the gun to the shooter, we may be able to pursue your compensation by suing this third party who lets the gun fall into the hands of someone who is prohibited from possessing a gun. Your shooting victim lawyer in Memphis will assess all the details of your case to determine who needs to be held financially accountable.

Recovering Your Losses

The amount you’ll be awarded will depend on how critical your injury was and the impact that the shooting has had on your life. The liable party should be responsible for compensating you for the full extent of the trauma you endured.

Damages can be economic or non-economic, with economic losses being those that pertain to money and non-economic being those that aren’t easily quantified. The most commonly sought damages for someone who has been shot with a gun in Memphis include the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

The judge presiding over your case may even elect to apply punitive damages in your case if the defendant has acted with malice or egregious negligence. These damages are meant to deter similar situations from taking place again and punish the shooter or third parties for their behavior. Being awarded punitive damages could substantially increase your total awarded compensation.

Get in Touch with a Memphis Shooting Victim Attorney

If you would like more information about pursuing compensation for your gunshot wounds, get in touch with an experienced Memphis shooting victim lawyer at Gray Law Group today. You can schedule your no-cost claim evaluation by filling out the quick contact form below or by giving us a call at 901-440-4444.