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What Does Your State Law Say Regarding Shooting Crimes?
Your ability to recover damages from a property or business owner depends on the state. In most states, a property or business owner has an obligation to protect their invitees from the foreseeable criminal actions of third parties. This means that if you are shot at a hotel, apartment complex, bar, or gas station where there was a history of criminal activity, the owner should have provided reasonable security to protect you from foreseeable danger. However, there are a few states that limit liability to situations where the property or business owner is aware of the imminent probability of specific harm to its customers. Click here for a 50-state summary of state laws on your ability to obtain compensation for being the victim of gun violence.
Results for Shooting Victims and Their Families
Langdon & Emison are highly skilled advocates of victim rights – successfully recovering millions for victims of violent crimes. Below are a few examples of successful recoveries obtained by Langdon & Emison for the victims of gun violence.
$2,000,000 Recovery for the Family of Thomas Orr Jr.
On August 20, 2018, Thomas Orr Jr., was a 24-year-old off-duty police officer attending an outdoor event called “Recovery Sunday” at a local bar in the entertainment district of Kansas City. It was a crowded event with over 500 attendees. There was a DJ and bottle service. But the bar, lacked security. Shortly before 8 pm, a patron got into a fight on the patio of the bar and opened fire into the crowded party, hitting and killing Mr. Orr. Langdon & Emison represented the family of Mr. Orr and recovered a settlement of two million dollars.
$2,000,000 Recovery for the Family of Nicholas and Justin Diemel
On July 21, 2019, the Diemel brothers were intentionally shot and killed by Garland Nelson. At the time of the murder, Mr. Nelson, who was out of federal prison on patrol, obtained a firearm from his mother and lured the Diemel brothers to his family’s farm under the guise of paying for previously delivered cattle. Mr. Nelson murdered both Nicholas and Justin Diemel after they arrived at his family’s farm. Langdon & Emison represented the family of Nicholas and Justin Diemel and recovered a settlement of two million dollars.
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