Las Vegas Shooting Injury Claims – Today’s guest blog is by the Laborde Earles Law Firm. The opinions expressed by the author in this and all guest blogs are not necessarily those of Marc J. Victor, P.C.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana. The reality for many victims of the Las Vegas shooting is one of the permanent injuries, serious disability, and a lifelong struggle to pay for ongoing medical expenses and care. According to the New Yorker, the kinds of bullets used by the shooter explode into fragments when they hit a body. They are designed to cause the greatest amount of destruction possible. While Congress continues to debate whether bump stocks should be legal, families of victims injured in the Las Vegas shooting are wondering whether they can pursue lawsuits against the companies that make these deadly weapons.
Las Vegas Shooting Injury Claims
While the focus after a mass shooting can be on those dead, the seriously injured victims of a shooting often have to carry the burden of the event for the rest of their lives. According to the New York Times, many victims have been unable to return to work. Some will require expensive medical devices, home remodeling, a new car, and nursing services to accommodate their new disabilities. Insurance may not cover equipment costs or nursing costs. Families may struggle with a new caretaking role; and may also have to miss time from work to care for a loved one. Insurance companies may also try to cut costs by not paying the full cost of medical treatment, leaving families to foot the bill.
Other families are also pursuing lawsuits against MGM, Mandalay Bay, the promoters of the festival, the makers of the bump stocks, and the estate of the gunman. It isn’t clear whether the families affected by the tragedy will be able to receive money to cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. Some may be entitled to receive money from crime victims’ funds, but it isn’t clear whether these funds will cover all of their costs.
Las Vegas Shooting Injury Claims
Some of the injuries can impact families and loved ones for years. The family may suffer from mental illness or post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their loved one’s injury. Without proper treatment, these individuals can face serious complications. The victims themselves and survivors often need counseling, much of which isn’t covered by most insurance.
How do families move forward after injury and tragedy? Many families note that they are seeking medical attention first, and working to help their loved ones recover. This is important. It is also important to keep all medical records, medical bills, and records of all expenses. Later, if a lawsuit is pursued, these records can be used as evidence of expenses and costs. Finally, individuals shouldn’t be afraid to seek justice. Also, in some cases, the estate of the perpetrator may be able to provide some money for medical fees. In other cases, other parties may be partially negligent.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you may be facing a range of medical expenses, lost wages due to time missed from work, pain and suffering damages, and other expenses. Laborde Earles: Injury Lawyers in Lafayette, Louisiana are personal injury attorneys who work closely with victims and families to help them seek the recoveries they may deserve. Visit our firm today or visit our website at https://www.onmyside.com to learn more.