180+ AND COUNTING…INDY’S SAD HOMICIDE STATISTICS
As of this writing, we’re coming up on a startling statistic – close to 200 people killed in Indianapolis just this calendar year….. The fact is, Indianapolis isn’t alone, Fox59 reports – Gun violence is on the rise this year across the country.
Grim statistics, these, and, at Ramey & Hailey, our goal is reaching the people behind those numbers, those all too many innocent folks whose lives have been thrown off track because they or someone they love has been victim of gun violence. People whom the law failed to protect from harm.
As citizens of Indianapolis ourselves, we’re horrified and outraged by all these needless deaths. Our hearts go out to the survivors, the ones who didn’t die from their wounds, and who are going to need extensive medical and psychological treatment for years to come. And what about the dependent family members of those who have been killed? They, too, we know, will need help and treatment.
As fellow citizens and neighbors, we’re sympathetic and caring. But as personal injury attorneys, we know that, while the law can often pursue and punish the perpetrators of gun violence, the physical, mental – and financial – “punishment” of the surviving victims and of families left behind continues. And the reality of the matter is, the only financial recourse available to them is through our civil court system.
When innocent victims turn to us for help, our attorneys file a special kind of personal injury lawsuit called a wrongful death claim. The law also allows a representative to file on behalf of a surviving spouse or children.
“Police can only speculate the pandemic, coupled with increased unemployment and racial tensions is driving an increase in violence,” the Fox59 reporter states. IMPD officer Genae Cook implores citizens to “step up and work with your community”.