LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nationwide debate about firearms surges, so do the sales of fire arms in California and around the country. This is an issue every personal injury lawyer deals with on some level, and the Law Offices of Burg and Brock would like to take a moment to suggest to gun owners that they make sure they are taking every available precaution to avoid accidents and possible personal liability if the worst should happen.
As the personal injury lawyer Los Angeles residents turn to first when the need arises, Cameron Yadidi Brock and the Law Offices of Burg and Brock see gun related cases from time to time. Usually, when a gun injury or death occurs in a non-criminal case, there has been a failure in basic gun safety practices that could have prevented a tragedy. Tragically, these are the times when a death may occur or a brain injury lawyer may be needed.
The good news is that the large majority of gun owners are extremely responsible about caring for their weapons. Thus, the 36 percent increase in gun sales in California last year might not be as dangerous as it could be, because most of the sales are not by first time gun owners but by experienced sportspeople and enthusiasts who are well schooled in the ways of fire arm safety. Indeed, it's fairly clear that sales are being driven by worries among some gun owners that the enormous crackdowns on firearms purchases may be in the offing
On one level, it's good news in terms of gun safety that most of the guns are concentrated in the hands of longtime gun owners. On another level, however, it also means that those gun owners have more responsibility.
While most people think either hunting accidents or tragedies involving children when they think about non-criminal gun fatalities and injuries, those are not the only possibilities. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence points out that, in 2010, firearms were used in 19,392 suicides throughout the nation, constituting some 62% of all gun related deaths in that year. Studies suggest, in fact, that the risk of suicide actually increases in homes where the guns are kept loaded and unlocked. While the Law Offices of Burg and Brock don't know how many of those cases could legally fall into the area of personal injury liability, there is no doubt that every one of those deaths represents a failure by a gun owner to control his guns properly – even, or especially, if the person committing suicide was the gun owner.
If you or a loved one is involved in personal injury case of any type, the Law Offices of Burg and Brock are the Los Angeles area's most respected contingency-fee based law firm. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, please call 888-509-2998 today or visit the firm's contact page.
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