In Florida and other States, children are the unfortunate victims of accidental shootings.
In Jacksonville, Florida, an accidental shooting of a three year old led to criminal charges in Jacksonville Florida. The three year old was the unfortunate victim of an accidental shooting at home. According to a report by by the Jacksonville Times Union newspaper, the three year old was shot by herself in a home. The gun reportedly was left under a mattress in the home and got into the child’s hands. Criminal charges stem in part from the fact that the gun was not secured and there was a lack of supervision involving the child. See Two Adults Charged in Accidental Shooting of Florida Child.
When children are present in a home, it is vital that all weapons are secured and kept out of the reach of the child. Otherwise, accidental shootings can result which in turn lead to serious personal injuries and even the wrongful death of a child. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know has chapters on Damages/Compensation, Homeowners Insurance, Medical Bills and Medical Treatment, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. When a child is a victim of an accident shooting, there may be a legal claim pursued on behalf of the child against the owner of the gun, the owner of the home, and/or the owner of the business where the accidental shooting took place. Safety is a priority anytime weapons are present in the home or business including schools, day care centers, shopping centers, and other locations were a child may visit. If your child has been the victim of an accident on a shooting, contact a Florida Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and possible representation for a claim related to the damages resulting from the accidental shooting.