No one wants to hear about a person being shot and killed, especially when that shooting takes place in the same city he or she resides in. Tampa, which is such a wonderful place to live for numerous reasons, has made headlines for that very sad reason once again.
On April 18, the media reported news of a shooting, which ended in loss of life within the city limits of Tampa. The gun was fired on West Chestnut Avenue and the victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspects had fled, but authorities reported that they had high hopes of catching the perpetrators.
Events like these are scary and they can rob a person of their sense of comfort and peace. At least there can be some solace drawn from the fact that the police and the court systems are doing what they can to ensure the safety of the public. While there has been a lot of negative news about law enforcement recently, it is important to remember that there are many good men and women working hard to protect innocent people.
Personal injury attorneys can also be of assistance. Of course one thinks of criminal law when another person is shot. While a case like this will undoubtedly be tried in a criminal court, it also has a place in the realm of tort law. Shootings can fall under the classification of assault and battery. When a victim is physically harmed, or killed, he cannot go on enjoying life as he otherwise would. Medical bills and property repairs are often necessary expenses, which can quickly add up, leaving the victim to pay in more than one way. Fortunately, personal injury law allows these cases to be tried twice – once in criminal court and again in civil court. That way, the victim can collect monetary compensation to cover the expenses accumulated as a result of the shooting.