If you or someone you love was injured in a shooting incident in Johns Creek, you may have the right to seek financial compensation from the negligent party. In Georgia, that might be the assailant, but it might also be the owner of the property where the injury occurred. The at-fault party could be responsible for your medical bills, related expenses, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
A shooting injury lawyer from our firm may help you identify the at-fault party, prove their liability, build a solid case, and assign a financial value to your injuries. The case review team in our office believes serious injuries deserve serious actions.
Compensation shooting victims can recover
When you are the victim of a gunshot injury, the medical care you require is only one part of the financial aftermath of such an injury. As the injured party, O.C.G.A. § 51-1-6 entitles you to recoup damages from the at-fault party, such as:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future income loss
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical deformities and disability
- Mental and emotional suffering
An important part of valuing your injury-related expenses is paying careful attention to your written prognosis. This allows us to include an accurate estimation of the medical care, therapy, and rehabilitation you may require in the future. These expenses may be recoverable as well. When our team represents you, we will make sure to account for all of your expenses before we value your case.
Identifying the at-fault party
When we establish your right to financial recovery, we will work hard to identify the right at-fault party. Our team will listen to the details of your shooting and glean any details that may help point to who was responsible. Once identified, we will look for evidence to help us establish the legally required elements of negligence, including:
- Duty of care
- Violation of duty
- Cause of injuries
- Financial consequences
In Johns Creek, property owners may be considered negligent if they fail to provide you with adequate security. A shooting injury lawyer from our firm can help you establish the security failure that led to your injuries and entitles you to monetary recovery. O.C.G.A. § 51-3-1 allows you to seek compensation from the owner of the property where you were injured. Examples of property owner negligence can include:
- Inadequately lighting in a parking lot
- Insufficient security at a retail store
- Lack of proper surveillance at an office building
How our team builds an effective shooting injury lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit is a complex, multi-faceted undertaking. On your own, it can be challenging and time-consuming. With our help, it can be easier to navigate the legal process and build a solid case for compensation. Our team will:
- Compile and preserve evidence
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Request official police reports
- Scrutinize your medical records
- Investigate the shooting location
- Research local criminal statistics
Our goal in representing you is to allow you to concentrate on getting better while we take care of everything else. Our previous clients have said, “It was a very hard time, and S. Burke Law gave me one less thing to worry about.”
Although you deserve time to recover after a shooting injury, the state of Georgia may limit the time you have to file your lawsuit. With sufficient notice, we will ensure time does not run out on your right to sue.
Get compensation without going to court
If possible, we can help you resolve your shooting injury case with an insurance settlement. By settling your case out of court, you can avoid a lengthy and stressful trial while still receiving compensation. When we work toward a financial settlement, our goals are to:
- Present evidence of fault to the insurer
- Ensure your case is accurately valued
- Carefully review each monetary offer
Although you will make the final decision to accept an offer, our goal is to provide you with sound counsel to ensure you make an informed decision. If possible, avoid speaking to the at-fault party or their legal or insurance representative without speaking to our team first—any statements you make might be misconstrued.
We do more than negotiate on your behalf
Our team will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance provider for you. We want to ensure you get the fair compensation your injuries entitle you to. Our goal is to offer comprehensive care to help you achieve physical and financial recovery. On your behalf, we will also:
- Obtain and submit claims forms and paperwork
- Present evidence supporting your case
- Handle all verbal and written communication
Let us help you get financial compensation in Johns Creek, Georgia
If you or someone you love was injured in a shooting, our team could help you build a case for compensation. A shooting injury lawyer on our team can determine liability, assess the value of your lawsuit, and fight for the compensation you deserve due to negligence.If negligent or inadequate security led to the incident when you were shot, contact a client support team member at S. Burke Law. Call (404) 842-7838 to learn more about our commitment to your rights.