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One of the most fundamental rights in the United States is the right to purchase and own a firearm in one’s home. Although guns and firearms are useful in protecting individuals or for hunting, they are also dangerous and cause hundreds of thousands of accidental injuries and more than ten thousand deaths every year. Suffering an injury from a firearm can be extremely devastating, and if you have sustained gunshot wounds due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to pursue financial compensation.
To speak with a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney about your legal rights in this situation, contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today at (319) 294-4424. You may be due financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages and this can help you to seek justice when criminal charges may not be applicable.
Severity of Gunshot Wounds
Gunshot wounds can be extremely damaging to the inside of your body, causing irreversible damage and even death. No matter the severity of your gunshot wound, you should seek medical attention immediately. Some common injuries or complications include:
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Partial or complete paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries
- Damaged internal organs
- Internal bleeding
If you or someone you know has been injured because someone was acting negligently with a firearm you need to hold them responsible. Let us help you to explore your legal options today.
Do not delay seeking legal counsel as there is a limited period of time in which you may be able to pursue a civil action if you have been harmed in an accidental shooting. Contact the Cedar Rapids personal injury lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 today.