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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


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