Is It Possible to Get Compensation For Mass Shooting?

By: JML Law | October 3, 2017.
Is It Possible to Get Compensation For Mass Shooting?

October 1, 2017, left an indelible mark on our country. It was the day we lost at least 59 lives and were joined together in sadness, shock, and grief.

On this day, a gunman opened up a rapid-fire barrage on a large crowd at a music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. The gunman, who killed himself shortly before police broke into his hotel room, murdered at least 59 people and injured at least 500 others.

Hundreds of people were affected by the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. since September 11, 2001. But is it possible to get compensation for something so horrible?

Can you get compensation for a Los Angeles shooting

Being a victim of a mass shooting is not the same as getting into a car accident. While in the latter case you seek compensation for your damages, losses, pain and suffering from the liable party (the other driver) and your insurance company, how do you get compensated for a mass shooting, particularly when the attacker is dead?

In order to obtain the maximum compensation for your damages, it’s best to seek help from an experienced mass shooting attorney.

Our mass shooting lawyer at JML Law will inform you of several sources of compensation in your particular case. If you’ve been affected by the Las Vegas shooting, there are at least three sources to get financial aid:

  1. charities (check with charity monitoring organizations like GiveWell, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or the Better Business Bureau);
  2. fundraisers (particularly the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund and National Compassion Fund, with the former having raised nearly $3.5 million in just one day);
  3. local victim compensation programs (if you’re a resident of Los Angeles, Riverside or any other area in California, you can apply to the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) benefits.

Call JML Law at 818-610-8800 today for a free initial consultation. We’ll help you claim your compensation for the deadly Las Vegas shooting or any other mass shooting.

How does it work?

Charities, fundraisers and local victim compensation programs can help you pay medical bills and other expenses that resulted from the Nevada shooting.

If you or your loved ones were affected by the tragic event on October 1, you can apply to the financial aid programs for multiple expenses:

  1. medical treatment and visits to the doctors;
  2. mental health services (such traumatizing events as mass shootings can result in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other mental issues);
  3. income and capability loss;
  4. funeral and burial expenses;
  5. minors, sick or disabled seeking financial aid if their parents, guardians or caretakers were killed or left disabled after the mass shooting;   
  6. home security and relocation expenses.

You’re eligible to apply for CalVCB benefits if you have been affected by a crime that occurred in California and/or if you’re a California resident who became affected by a crime while visiting other states or countries.

Note: You need help from an experienced mass shooting attorney in order to obtain the maximum financial aid for your damages, pain, and suffering. 

Our mass shooting lawyers at JML Law have helped dozens of victims to get financial aid for such traumatizing events as mass shootings.

We’ll help you define eligibility and get you access to the allocated amounts of money available for distribution to victims of mass shootings.

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