Imagine sitting outside on the balcony of your apartment enjoying the evening when you are startled by shots fired. You run into your apartment and hide until the gunshots stop and the commotion slows down. Some neighborhoods hear more gunshots than others. However, even if you have never really seen a gun, you know what one sounds like when you hear it. Gunshot wounds are severe and dangerous. Depending on where the bullet enters and leaves can depend on if the victim lives or dies. Our brain injury attorneys at JML Law have successfully represented victims of brain injury caused by various reasons. The one thing all clients have in common is that it wasn’t their fault and the gunshot was due to the negligent behavior of someone else.
Gun Shot Statistics in the United States
Brain injuries are also called Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Brain injuries are delicate situations. People suffering from brain injuries are typically in car accidents, falling from high places, trapped between two things, or gunshot wounds. Recent studies state that 12% of brain injuries are caused by gunshot wounds. Gunshot wounds are the leading cause of brain injury in the age group 25-34. For example, eight were injured and two critically injured in a San Bernardino shoot out in an apartment complex. All victims were given medical treatment on the scene while others were whisked away to the hospital. One victim was a 17-year old who was shot in the head.
People who are hospitalized with brain injury from gunshot wounds have a 50% chance of surviving if they survived through the initial trauma. More than likely the victim has a 90% fatality rate and usually dies on the way to the hospital. If the 17-year old victim survives, he or she has a 50% chance of needed anti-seizure medication for the rest of his or her life. Getting a brain injury is life altering. Life as you knew it is gone and you must now accommodate for the new lifestyle. Brain injuries are more than physically traumatic; they are emotionally traumatic, too.
What To Expect
If you or someone you love is suffering a brain injury due to the negligence of someone else, please know that you have options. Our brain injury Attorneys understand the hardship that comes with such a life-altering injury. The best way to get help is to ensure that you are getting the financial support for your recovery. We will hold whoever is accountable for your medical bills, loss of wages, emotional pain, and other finances necessary to your new lifestyle.
Our brain injury attorneys have represented clients just like you for over 30 years. We know how to get the results you need. We can’t erase what happened, but we will do our best to get you the justice you deserve. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a free consultation to explore ways to protect yourself with JML Law today.