No matter how it happens, victims of gun-related accidents frequently face significant struggles on their personal roads to recovery. Victims of firearms accidents face mounting medical expenses, red tape involving insurance companies, and the understandable emotional and mental aftermath of handling an accident involving a weapon. All types of firearms, including pistols designed for personal protection, antique and vintage guns favored by collectors, hunting rifles, and assault weapons, can be used improperly in ways that result in personal injury or even death. Even air guns, pellet guns, and BB guns typically used by children can cause bodily harm if used in the wrong way.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a gun owner’s negligence or a manufacturer defect, we can help you learn about your legal rights. Johnson Attorneys Group has recovered millions of dollars in damages for past clients, and we won’t collect any payment from your whatsoever unless our skilled attorneys settle or win your case. Call 800-235-6801 to schedule your free case review today!
Accidents involving guns occur in a variety of situations, such as
- Inexperienced gun handling
- Impaired gun handling
- Unsecured guns
- Hunting mishaps
- Unsupervised children with guns
- Mass Shootings
- Improperly maintained guns
- Disagreements among individuals
Who Can be Held Liable for Gun Accidents
Under California law, premises liability requires property owners to practice a reasonable standard of care to ensure the safety of household residents as well as visitors. Several factors are involved in negligence.
- Duty — the homeowner has a basic responsibility to take reasonable care to ensure the personal safety of other residents and guests.
- Breach of duty — clear evidence of negligence must exist.
- Causation — it must be established that the injuries in question were a direct result of that negligence.
If the weapon involved in the gun accident was defective, recovery might be possible under products liability law.
Contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a Free Firearms Injury Case Review
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to a gun accident in California, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office at 1-800-208-3538 for more information on how we can assist you. We offer free and confidential case evaluations, and we never charge a fee unless we win or settle your case.