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Gunshot Injury Lawyer

Miami-Dade County, Florida

At The G Law Group, we're more than just a legal team. We're constantly adapting to the legal landscape and importantly, we're here for you every step of the way. Don't worry about being left behind, we've got your back, always.

When it comes to gunshot injury cases, think of us as your trusted friend. We'll decipher the legal jargon and lay out your options if you're a victim of such a mishap. Plus, we'll help you navigate the system for possible preemptive measures for the future. Focused on every little detail, we'll ensure you get the personal touch and support needed during these trying times.


According to the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, in 2019 alone, there were 2,872-gun deaths in Florida. With so many gun-related death and injuries happening in this state, property owners have a duty take reasonable security measures to prevent these tragic incidents.  Especially if they knew or should have known of other violent crimes committed on their property or in the surrounding area.

When you go to a concert, the mall, a university, or a place of worship the last thing on your mind might be someone coming in with a gun intent on hurting, but repeatedly we see mass shootings happen in these types of places.

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What to do after I have been the victim of a shooting?

​​1. Follow Medical Advice: 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a shooting, seek medical attention intermediately and follow all the instructions of medical professionals. Don't attempt to remove bullets or tamper with wounds.

Gunshot wounds can result in a wide range of complications, depending on factors such as the location of the injury, the type of firearm used, the caliber of the bullet, and the promptness of medical treatment. Here are some examples of complications that can arise from gunshot wounds:

  • Infection

  • Internal Organ Damage

  • Nerve Damage

  • Bone Fractures 

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Scarring and Disfigurement

  • Psychological Trauma

  • Chronic Pain

  • Functional Impairment

  • Loss of a limb

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

2. Cooperate with Law Enforcement:

When the police arrive, cooperate fully with their instructions. Dealing with law enforcement after sustaining a gunshot injury is a critical aspect of the overall response and recovery process. 

They are there not only there to ensure your safety but also to gather essential information that can aid in their investigation. This information might include details about the incident, the location, any witnesses, and the individuals involved.

  • Document the Incident: When you're able, try to document what you witnessed or experienced. This may be helpful for law enforcement when conducting their investigation.

  • Evidence Gathering: Law enforcement officers will likely collect physical evidence from the scene, such as shell casings, bullet trajectories, and any potential weapons involved. Do not tamper with or disturb any evidence, as it can be crucial in building a case against those responsible.

  • Legal Assistance: An attorney specializing in gunshot injury cases can help protect your rights, guide you through legal processes, and assist in communication with law enforcement and the State Attorney's office. As well as hire private investigators that can help gain additional witness testimony or evidence.

  • Reaching Out for Emotional Support: Experiencing a shooting can be extremely traumatic. Consider reaching out to a mental health professional, organization, or a counselor to help you cope with the emotional aftermath.

  • Victim Support Services: Many communities have victim support services or organizations that can provide you with assistance, resources, and emotional support. If you are looking for support groups specifically for gunshot victims, here are some leading support groups for people directly affected by gun violence:

Trauma Survivors Network: This network provides peer support groups for trauma survivors. You can look through the groups offered at your trauma center or contact the TSN Coordinator of your trauma center.

Directory of Crime Victim Services: This directory provides information about crime victim services in each state.

Survivors Empowered: This organization provides support groups for survivors of gun violence.

The Rebels Project: This organization provides support groups for survivors of mass shootings.

Who is Responsible for my Gunshot Injuries? 

Responsibility for your gunshot injuries can mean many different things.  Obviously the individual(s) that shot you are criminally responsible for your gunshot injuries, but criminal courts do not typically award financial compensation.  This leaves gunshot injury victims stuck with having to pay expensive medical bills, lost wages due to time missed from work, lifelong pain and suffering, and many other damages.  What parties are liable or responsible for paying your damages in civil court,  can vary depend on the circumstances surrounding your shooting incident. In Florida, property owners have a non-delegable duty to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition. That means that they have a duty to make sure that people on their property do not fall victim to reasonably foreseeable acts of violence, such as gun violence. 

Put simply, a property owner in the State of Florida, has a responsibility to enact reasonable security measures to keep its visitors safe from known dangers. Examples of possible responsible parties are listed below:

  • Property Owners and Landlords: Property owners and landlords bear the responsibility of maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents, occupants, and visitors.

  • Lessees and Renters: Various types of business establishments, ranging from specific venues like Finger Licking restaurants, strip clubs, convenience stores, and restaurants in general, all play a role in upholding safety standards within their premises.

  • Security Firms: Private security services are essential in various settings, including schools, universities, malls, and stores. Negligence can arise within security firms when they fail to employ qualified professionals, maintain updated licenses, provide ongoing education and training, and reasonably assess security risks.

  • Event Spaces and Complexes: Halls, places of worship, concert and festival venues, cruise lines, private tour buses, sports complexes, and hotels, among others, constitute event spaces and complexes where ensuring safety and security is paramount.

What are examples of Negligent Security by Property Owners?

  • Inadequate Access Control: The property suffers from a lack of locks and controlled means of entry and exit, making it vulnerable to unauthorized access.

  • Absence of Security Policies and Procedures: The absence of established policies and procedures, along with the absence of a proper risk assessment and security survey, leaves the property ill-prepared to deter or address security threats effectively.

  • Insufficiently Trained Security Personnel: Ultimate responsibility for ensuring the safety of the property and its occupants usually falls on security personnel.  In some cases, security guards are inadequately trained and may not perform their patrols correctly, potentially compromising safety.

  • Risk of Unreliable Security Providers: Businesses may contract with unscrupulous security companies that employ unlicensed or improperly licensed officers, thereby putting their patrons at risk.

  • Negligent Hiring and Supervision: In some cases, security employees with prior convictions or disciplinary issues may have been hired without proper scrutiny.

  • ​Inadequate Security Infrastructure: These concerns extend to poor lighting or the absence of essential crime deterrence equipment such as surveillance cameras, metal detectors, or emergency call boxes.

  • Open Access Points: Unlocked/open gates or broken/damaged fencing can leave a property easily accessible to criminals, thereby further contributing to security risks.

  • Limited Surveillance: The property lacks proper surveillance camera coverage, both with signage and active monitoring, undermining its ability to deter and respond to security threats effectively

Can I Sue the Property Owner for My Gunshot Injuries?

​To sue a property owner for gunshot injuries you sustained while on their property, you need to prove that the shooting was foreseeable. Foreseeability is a legal concept that varies based on State law but determines whether a gunshot injury victim can pursue a claim against a property owner. Some of the factors to consider when determining if a shooting was foreseeable are:

  • A history of violent crime on the property.

  • The overall crime rate for the surrounding area.

  • Prior issues/disputes at the property with the shooter.

  • High-profile shootings at similar properties (such as the Orlando Pulse Club shooting).

  • If security personnel noticed any behavior that did alert or should have alerted them to a threat.

  • Whether the property had safety measures in place like security guards, off-duty police officers, metal detectors, or surveillance cameras.


To successfully pursue a claim for gunshot injuries sustained while in someone else’s parking lot, you must be able to prove:

  • The property owner had a duty of care to keep you safe in the parking lot.

  • The property owner failed to take reasonable efforts to satisfy that duty.

  • The property owner’s failure in that duty was the proximate cause of your injuries.

  • You suffered damages as a result of the shooting incident.

What is my Gunshot Injury Case Worth?

If you suffer a gunshot injury, you have the right to seek compensation from the negligent premises owner, lessee, or other responsible party. This includes recovery for your economic and non-economic losses. 

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Economic Damages
  • Medical bills you have already incurred.

  • Costs of your future medical care.

  • Any rehabilitation or therapy you may need.

  • Any wages lost as a result of your injuries.

  • Any damage to property caused by the incident.

  • Diminished earning capacity or disability.

​Non-Economic Damages 
  • Disfigurement

  • Loss of a limb

  • Pain and Suffering

  • Trauma and Emotional Distress

  • Loss of companionship and comfort of a spouse

  • Reduced quality of life

It is not uncommon for gunshot injury cases to be worth six or seven figures.  Contact our top-rated gunshot injury lawyers today for a free consultation to find out how much your case may be worth.

How much do you charge in fees?

The G Law Group works on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid when we win your case. Our fees are a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount obtained based on the type of claim you may have. All our fees are detailed in the forms you sign upon retaining our firm.

At The G Law Group, our team of personal injury lawyers specializes in cases relating to gun violence, including gunshot wounds and wrongful death. We understand that the legal process can be daunting, especially when dealing with lost wages, medical bills, and long-term care considerations. That's why we offer a free consultation for victims and their families, providing much-needed support during this challenging time.

An experienced gunshot injury lawyer can help you investigate the claim, obtain police reports, surveillance footage, witness statements, and any other evidence needed to prove your case at trial.  Our law firm has extensive experience dealing with gunshot injury cases, from beginning to end. We're committed to offering support and advocacy throughout every important part of your legal journey. Our mission is to help you secure the compensation you deserve while seeking justice for the pain and suffering you've experienced. Trust us, for your legal needs, you can always depend on The G Law Group. Where we treat our clients like family.

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