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Although the second amendment allows American citizens the right to bear arms, this right comes with immense responsibility. Guns are deadly weapons that can result in wrongful death if not used with the extreme care necessary to ensure that a terrible accident does not occur. Unfortunately, when a negligent party is in possession of a firearm, the unimaginable can happen and victims can be left with life-threatening injuries. If you have been the victim of the negligent discharge of a firearm in Massachusetts, you deserve justice for your injuries and losses. Our Massachusetts negligent discharge of a firearm lawyers can help.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our team of trusted personal injury lawyers understand the emotional trauma that many victims may experience after suffering injuries from the negligent discharge of a firearm. That is why we are passionate about providing the specialized and personal care our clients need as we help them get justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable lawyers have more than 45 years of experience. Through dedicated representation and strategic insights, we have helped clients pursue fair compensation after being the victim of the negligent discharge of a firearm in Massachusetts. Call 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form to request a free consultation today.
After being the victim of the negligent discharge of a firearm, you may be wondering if the individual who shot you can claim that they were acting under a Stand Your Ground Law when presenting their defense. In Massachusetts, there is no Stand Your Ground Law. Instead, the state supreme court has held that a person in possession of a firearm has a duty to retreat before resorting to deadly force outside the home or property.
Regardless of how or where the accidental shooting took place, it is held that any individual who was the victim of this type of deadly accident has the right to file a civil lawsuit to pursue the damages they may be eligible for as they try to get back to life before the incident occurred. Our team of Massachusetts negligent discharge of a firearm lawyers can assist you in building your case.
J. Tucker Merrigan is one of our co-managing partners and has been with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for over ten years. Attorney Merrigan has received honors for helping clients get the compensation they deserve. These awards include: Top 40 Under 40 for National Trial Lawyers, 2023 Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice, and more. Our other co-managing partner Peter M. Merrigan has received honors for helping his clients in Massachusetts that include: 2018 Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers, 2018 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2019-2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and more.
To pursue justice, you need to prove without a shadow of a doubt that your injuries were the result of an individual behaving negligently and causing a firearm to discharge unintentionally. To prove liability in your case with the help of a Massachusetts negligent discharge of a firearm attorney, you must be able to demonstrate the elements of negligence. The four elements of negligence are as follows:
To get help collecting the necessary evidence to build your negligent discharge of a firearm case, contact our team of Massachusetts negligent discharge of a firearm lawyers as soon as possible. By collecting the key evidence for your case, you can pursue the fair compensation you deserve for the suffering you have had to endure as a result of the accidental shooting that left you with physical and emotional trauma.
While no amount of money can ever truly make up for the incredibly difficult reality of having to heal emotionally and physically from an accidental shooting, you still deserve to be compensated for the losses you have suffered as a result of the shooter’s negligence. The damages you may be eligible to collect following the negligent discharge of a firearm include the following:
To get help calculating how much you may be owed in compensation, contact one of our Massachusetts negligent discharge of a firearm attorneys as soon as possible.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our trusted lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping clients who have been the victims of the negligent discharge of a firearm. Our dedicated legal team will fight for the compensation you deserve, ensuring your legal rights are protected throughout every step of the process. To schedule a free consultation with a Massachusetts negligent discharge of a firearm lawyer, give us a call at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form.
Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.
Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.
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