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Mass Shootings and a Victim’s Right to Pursue Compensation

Web Admin - Monday, December 04, 2017

Illinois personal injury lawyersAlthough the United States is home to just 5 percent of the world’s entire population, it is the location of 31 percent of all mass shootings. In fact, statistics indicate that at least one event occurs each month. Depending on the details of the situation, victims and surviving families may be owed compensation after a mass shooting. Learn more, and discover how an experienced attorney can assist with help from the following information. 


A Closer Look at Mass Shootings


Mass shootings can occur in any space, including private homes, but the majority (an estimated 73 percent) happen at business establishments. Schools, including colleges, come in a close second. When staff or management of these places act negligently, perhaps by not properly training their employees to handle a mass shooting or by not ensuring the fire exits are free and clear to ensure that their patrons have a safe and clear way to escape, they may be held liable.Sadly, when victims attempt to pursue compensation on their own, they are at a massive disadvantage – and not just because they are trying to cope with the grief of a loss or the upending of their life after an injury. Businesses often have teams of lawyers to represent them, and most schools are agents of the federal government, which dramatically complicates the process for pursuing compensation. Thankfully, victims do not have to face the process alone. 


How an Attorney Can Help You Pursue Compensation


Victims may not be required to have an attorney while pursuing compensation after a mass shooting, but the aid of one is highly encouraged. Able to protect your rights and best interests in a mass shooting lawsuit, an attorney can negotiate a fairer settlement for you and your loved ones while also increasing your odds of a positive outcome. Another major benefit for victims who hire an attorney is that they can handle all the legal aspects of the case. This can give the family more time to heal and grieve the losses and injuries they have experienced. 


Contact Our Rolling Meadows Personal Injury Lawyers


If you or someone you love has been a victim of a mass shooting, do not delay. Contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC for assistance. Dedicated and experienced, our Rolling Meadows personal injury lawyers personal injury lawyers can examine your case, explain your options, and aggressively pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Start by scheduling a personalized consultation. Call our offices at 847-934-6000 today.



Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Sources:https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lasvegas-shooting-lawsuit/hundreds-of-las-vegas-shooting-victims-file-lawsuits-in-california-court-idUSKBN1DK2OX

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/13/health/mass-shootings-in-america-in-charts-and-graphs-trnd/index.html

Facebook Live is Causing Accidents and Reckless Driving Issues Throughout the Nation

Web Admin - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Just months after Snapchat received extreme scrutiny for their speed application, Facebook Live began to make headlines for its own connection to distracted driving accidents and reckless driving incidents. Learn more about the string of car crashes and dangerous incidents associated with the application, and how it could impact the pursuit of compensation for victims of distracted driving

Facebook Live and Distracted/Reckless Driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) determined that, at any given moment, some 660,000 drivers are somehow manipulating or using their phones while behind the wheel. Of course, many of them were using their devices long before Facebook Live became available. Still, the addition of livestream options only further tempts drivers to practice and engage in dangerous behaviors. 

For example, two girls were recently killed just moments after the driver went on Facebook Live. Another driver - a young man - miraculously survived a Livestream crash in which he showed himself weaving through traffic as he recklessly sped up to 116 miles per hour. Others have been caught and jailed for their behaviors - one girl allegedly driving intoxicated and using Periscope, another live streaming application, and three men who were allegedly driving and using Facebook Live to brag about a recent burglary. 

When Distracted Driving Causes Death or Injury to a Victim

While some might be willing to leave distracted drivers to their own devices, convinced they will eventually “pay” for their bad behavior, the truth is that it is not a victimless crime. In fact, distracted driving results in the death or injury of thousands of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists each year. What is even worse is that many victims may never know that distracted driving was the cause of their injuries or the death of a loved one. This is because social media and cellular phone records are not always investigated after a crash. There is a way to find out, however. An experienced attorney can ensure a full investigation is done, and they can help victims pursue fair compensation for their losses. 

If you or someone you love has been injured or wrongfully killed in a crash, contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC for assistance. Skilled and experienced, our Des Plaines personal injury lawyers will fight to protect your rights and will always pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Call 847-934-6000 to schedule your consultation with us today.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Sources:
http://www.dailydot.com/irl/facebook-live-fatal-car-accident/
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/teen-driver-was-live-video-broadcasting-self-online-at-time-of-fatal-crash-1.2127605
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3990846/Man-crashes-streaming-100-mph-drive-Facebook-Live.html
https://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/13/us/woman-live-streams-drunk-driving/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-live-periscope-driving_us_577333e5e4b0eb90355cd36d

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