The political landscape of the United States is perpetually marked by the arguments for or against private gun ownership. Regardless of one’s stance on that sensitive subject, however, everyone ought to be able to agree that defective firearms are a serious threat to public safety. Each year hundreds of people are unintentionally killed by guns across the nation, and thousands more sustain nonfatal injuries. Even if fewer than half of those are caused by defective firearms, that is still far too great a danger and the individuals who are hurt by defective firearms have limited recourse.
If you have been shot accidentally or your loved one has been tragically killed by the unintentional discharge or other malfunction of a weapon, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Contact the Des Moines defective firearms lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.
Why Do I Need A Defective Firearms Lawyer?
Weapons have an inherent risk, and this means that any type of action for a defective firearm can easily get hung up with the manufacturer or other potentially liable parties blaming the user. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective firearm, you know otherwise, but arguing your position in court can be difficult. An experienced defective firearms attorney has the proper combination of knowledge and legal skill to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Any type of legal action involves the facts of the case at hand, but also requires a significant amount of behind the scenes action. Document filing, paperwork requirements, and strict deadlines are all important parts legal proceeding, and a simple mistake can prevent you from receiving the compensation you need to cover your injuries. A skilled lawyer can professionally manage all aspects of your claim and prevent the kinds of errors that could set you back.
How Can LaMarca Law Group, P.C. Help With My Firearms Case?
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. is a Des Moines personal injury firm dedicated to the service of clients in need and we have a strong belief that lawyers should always serve as champions for victims who suffer. We know that you have a choice when it comes to your legal representation, and we welcome you to our offices to get a first-hand feeling of what it means to be treated with kindness and respect as a personal injury victim. Our experienced litigators ensure that all of your needs are fully represented throughout every step of your action, and we have dozens of client testimonials to explain exactly how we have helped others.
In the process of earning millions of dollars for our clients’ cases, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has also acquired a significant amount of recognition that showcases the talent you will find at our firm. Our attorneys have been selected as U.S. News Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and more. These awards are a major accomplishment for a boutique law firm, and we share our commitment to excellence with our Des Moines community. While many firms can boast one or two titles, the eleven-plus designations held by LaMarca Law Group, P.C. truly sets us apart from the others.
About Defective Gun Cases
Due to the high priority that guns have always held as a constitutional right in the United States, defective firearms cases can be extremely complicated. The Federal Consumer Product Safety Act – which governs almost all consumer products available in the U.S. – has an exemption for firearms and ammunition. This means that state laws may prevail in defective gun cases, however, most injuries and casualties as a result of a gun defect are resolved in civil litigation. The level of public and corporate interest in presiding gun laws means that litigation can have an enormous impact on the future of firearms, and that means that manufacturers will send teams of lawyers to protect their stake. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we believe that the voice of the injured victims is more important than big business, and we are prepared to fiercely advocate for your rights.
Although there may be additional considerations when it comes to liability regarding defective firearms accidents, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. has the experience you need to pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 prevents members of the gun industry from being sued for negligently manufacturing or selling guns. However, there are other actionable ways to pursue the parties responsible for gun defects that cause injuries here in Iowa. At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we are familiar with the specifics that will make a difference in your case, and we are happy to review these with you at your initial consultation.
Defective Gun Dangers
Depending upon the nature of the defect, it is possible that it could have been addressed as far back as the design stage. Product defects are usually attributable to shortcomings of either design or manufacture, with the vast majority being inherent design flaws that expose people to undue risk. The variety of potential defects in handguns, rifles, and other firearms is tremendous, but some of the consistently discovered problems include:
- Faulty safety mechanisms
- Trigger sensitivity
- Unintentional discharge from impact
- Ammunition defects
- Pump defects
- Lever defects
- Bolt defects
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to any of the above – or other – malfunctions of a firearm, LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can help you to get the compensation you deserve for the medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages you experienced.
The medical bills incurred from your treatment for a gunshot wound are apt to be very expensive, not to mention the pain and suffering, wages lost due to time away from work and other damages you may have suffered as a result of your injuries. Legal action can give you the financial compensation that you deserve. Contact the Des Moines defective firearms lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at (515) 225-2600.