Although much of Jacksonville is safe for you and your family to live, work, and play, there are some areas of the city where shootings and violent crimes are more common. When you or a loved one have been injured in a shooting, it is important to know that you have legal options. Millicent Daniels, a committed Jacksonville shooting injury lawyer, is here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to after someone injures you through negligence, reckless conduct, or even intentional acts.
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Like most major cities, violence occurs throughout the city, and no one is safe. However, in recent years, there are certain areas of Jacksonville that have been found to have higher rates of violent crimes and shootings. These areas include:
Notably, the Westside of Jacksonville has a violent crime rate 721 percent higher than the national average, and 356 percent more crimes occur there than in the whole of Jacksonville, according to the FBI. The Moncrief Road area’s violent crime rate is 279 percent above the national average, and crimes are 244 percent more likely to occur there compared to other areas of Jacksonville. About 85 percent of violent crimes involve shootings. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a Jacksonville shooting, Attorney Daniels will pursue every avenue to recover the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, etc.
After getting hurt in a shooting, the first thing you should do (if you are able) is to call 911 for medical attention. While you wait for emergency services to arrive at the scene, exchange information with potential witnesses and take photos on your phone if possible. If it is safe, do not leave the scene, as law enforcement will need a statement about what led to the incident and your injuries. The next most important step is to call our experienced Jacksonville shooting injury attorney to discuss your legal rights.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has found that 50 percent of the shooting-related crimes committed in 2023 have a possible defendant to go after for a negligence lawsuit. It is worth discussing your case with our skilled Jacksonville shooting injury attorney to see if you also have a potential claim for damages.
You could recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover all losses that come with a price, such as medical bills and lost wages if you cannot work while recovering. Non-economic damages cover subjective losses, such as mental and emotional anguish suffered after being shot, and recurrent pain and suffering. Attorney Daniels can assess your case and create a comprehensive claim for damages that addresses both your economic and non-economic losses.
Nobody deserves to get hurt by the careless actions of others; if someone else has injured you, they should pay for your losses.
When you have been injured in a shooting incident, the Daniels Law Firm is the call to make. Millicent Daniels, a knowledgeable Jacksonville shooting injury lawyer, can take the lead in pursuing legal action against those who hurt you and make them pay.
When the unthinkable happens, we fight for you. Contact our firm today to schedule a confidential consultation.
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