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Freeway shootings are not a new phenomenon in the United States, but they are certainly on the rise. Whether it be a case of road rage, gang violence or disturbing pranks, the number of people affected by and injured in a freeway shooting continues to increase.
Involvement in a freeway or roadway shooting is scary, whether you are injured or not. In addition to the potential damage to your vehicle, both you and your passengers can be at risk of severe injury or death when victimized or caught in the crossfire of such an incident. Even if you aren’t injured by the ammunition itself, you are more likely to be involved in a car accident of some sort due to the impact. If you have been involved in a freeway shooting, it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer at Avrek Law as soon as possible to discuss your options in claiming compensation for any injuries or damages that may have occurred.
Examining United States Gun Violence Statistics
All states are different, but according to Los Angeles news station NBC4, the California Highway Patrol keeps no statistical data about how many crimes committed on freeways started as a dispute between drivers. However, given the more than 100 people who reported their windows shot out by a BB or pellet gun in May 2020 in Southern California freeway shootings, and the recent freeway shooting in Orange County, California that caused the death of 6-year-old Aiden Leos, it’s safe to say that in California, as well as the rest of the country, is afflicted by these heinous acts.
While freeway shooting statistics may not be accurately tracked, overall shooting injuries and fatalities are recorded across the United States. According to a 2020 report by independent research group Everytown Research & Statistics, in an average year in the United States, 37,603 people die by gun, which is a rate of 11.4 deaths per 100,000 people. In an typical year in California, 3,089 people die by gunshot with a rate of 7.7 deaths per 100,000 people.
Hiring the Right Personal Injury Attorney for Auto Accident or Ballistic Trauma Injuries
Even though full statistical data isn’t available for California highway shooting victims, if you have been involved in (or injured during) a freeway shooting, it’s important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can build a strong case based on the details of your incident, so that you can regain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and damages.
If you have been involved in a shooting on freeway 91, 55, 405, or any of the other major freeways in California, Avrek Law Firm wants to hear more about your case. The decision to hire an attorney is an important one, and our proven track record of recovering more than $1 Billion for clients speaks for itself. Contact us or fill out a form for a free consultation – we’re here to help!