Houston Gun Violence Attorneys
Seek Financial Justice for Your Family in Texas
If you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence, you are likely experiencing a wide range of emotions, from shock and disbelief to anger and fear. You may be struggling to understand how this could have happened to you, your family, or your community.
At The Shellist Law Firm, PLLC, we understand what you are going through. Our Houston gun violence attorneys are here to provide you with compassionate, personalized legal guidance and support. We know how to seek justice for victims of gun violence and their families, and we know how to win.
When you turn to us for help, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We have the skill, experience, and resources to effectively advocate for you and your loved ones. Our team understands the legal system, and we will help you hold negligent parties accountable.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence, you deserve justice. Our attorneys are here to help. Call (713) 999-6855 or submit an online case evaluation form today.
What Is “Gun Violence?”
Put simply, the law defines gun violence as any violent act involving the use of a firearm.
The American Public Health Association defines gun violence as "a public health crisis" and "the leading cause of death among young African American men and boys; and the second leading cause of death for young Hispanic men and boys."
Gun violence can take many forms, from domestic violence to hate crimes to mass shootings. It can happen anywhere, at any time, and to anyone. The only certainty is that it happens far too often.
Regardless of the circumstances or the cause, if you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence, you deserve justice.
Who Is Liable for Gun Violence?
In many cases, gun violence is caused by someone who negligently handles a gun. For example, if a bullet injures you while you are walking down the street, the negligent shooter is liable for your injuries.
Of course, many other persons or entities could be held liable for gun violence.
In some cases, gun manufacturers are liable for:
- Defective guns
- Unsafe gun storage
- Insufficient gun training
Gun sellers could be liable for:
- Selling a gun to a felon
- Selling a gun to a minor
- Selling a gun to someone who is mentally ill
In most cases, gun owners are liable for:
- Allowing a gun to be stolen
- Allowing a child to access a gun
- Allowing a gun to be used by an unauthorized person
Our team can investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, and we will work tirelessly to discover who is responsible. We know how to hold negligent parties accountable for causing or contributing to gun violence.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Gun Violence Cases?
In most cases, Texas allows two years from the date of an injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. If you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence, you may have more time to file a lawsuit. In many cases, you have up to three years from the date of the incident to file suit.
Our lawyers have experience building strong cases and effectively managing the state’s statute of limitations. We will do everything we can to get your suit filed on time, and we will work hard for deadline extensions when necessary.
How Our Houston Gun Violence Attorneys Can Help
Our Houston gun violence attorneys are here to provide you with compassionate, personalized legal guidance and support. We work hard to get compensation for victims of gun violence and their families. When you turn to us for help, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
We can help you recover compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, called “exemplary damages” in Texas
If you or a loved one has been the victim of gun violence, we are here to help. Call (713) 999-6855 or contact us online today.
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Practicing Law for Two DecadesHaving practiced law for 20 years, you can be confident attorney Steve Shellist can successfully handle your case.
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