According to a recent New York Times article, more than 40,000 Americans died from firearm injuries last year. Deaths caused by the unintentional discharge of a firearm landed in the 16th spot for unintentional deaths in the United States.
Unfortunately, the gun industry sells the one consumer product not regulated by the federal government. Our team at Morris Haynes is determined to hold those manufacturers accountable so that law abiding Americans don’t suffer the catastrophic consequences of a defective firearm going off without the trigger being pulled.
Do You Have a Legal Case?
When an unintentional discharge occurs, one of the first things you want to know is if you have a legal case. Therefore, when you get started with our team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Morris Haynes, we ask you a number of questions in order to understand more about your case, including:
- What happened?
- What type of gun was involved?
- Did you file a police/incident report?
- Did you still have possession of the firearm, ammunition, or spent shell casing? If not, who has possession?
- Where did you buy the firearm?
- What came with the gun at time of purchase? (i.e. manual, warranty, etc.)
- Did you research the firearm prior to purchase?
- Did you seek or do you need to seek medical treatment?
After review of your answers to these questions, our team can discuss whether you have enough information to support a viable legal claim against the gun industry and the company who sold you the defective gun.
At Morris Haynes, we specialize in these types of cases and would love the opportunity to consult with you if you think your firearm might have a defect, even if it’s not already on our list of guns with known defects. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today for a free consultation.