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Gun Violence Attorney

Winning Gun Violence Lawyer Based in Philadelphia

There is no doubt that in the wrong hands, guns can do terrible things that devastate families and communities. In fact, there were over 20,000 gun-related deaths in the United States in 2021 alone, even after excluding suicides.

Whether you have lost a loved one due to a carjacking, robbery, or even an accident at a gun range, our wrongful death attorneys have the experience and resources to go toe-to-toe with the big insurance companies, and win. If your friend or loved one was killed in an incident involving a gun, we want to help. 


Who is Held Responsible for Wrongful Death Gun Crimes?

When a friend or family member is killed in a gun-related incident, the decedent’s estate may pursue claims against all those who contributed to the death. This includes the shooter, the owner of the gun, the seller of the gun, the property owner/manager of where the incident occurred, and anyone else that may have played a role in the killing. At Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway, we aim to hold as many of these individuals, companies, organizations, and municipalities responsible as possible:

  • The Shooter:
    Sadly, we’ve litigated many cases where our client’s loved one fell victim to an armed criminal with nothing to lose. We’ve also seen situations where the gun was fired by someone who mishandled the weapon. No matter the motivation, we always pursue a claim against the person who fired the gun.
  • The Owner:
    In some cases and states, when a gun is seized by someone other than the owner and used in a crime, we can hold the gun owner responsible if they were negligent. Examples of negligence include failing to secure or limiting access to the weapon which was then used to commit the killing. We aim hold everyone responsible for gun-related crimes, regardless of whether they pulled the trigger.
  • The Seller:
    Gun retailers and manufacturers must follow certain guidelines on both federal and state levels to avoid prosecution when a crime is committed with a weapon they made or sold. If the gun had defects from manufacturing or was sold with knowledge the buyer intended to use it to commit a crime, we can build a case against the gun seller. 
  • The Location Manager:
    Business owners and managers are responsible for the security on their property, whether they’re a retail shop, a secure facility like a prison, or even a gun range. When that security fails and it results in the death of a loved one due to gun violence, our attorneys will hold them responsible for their negligence.


Hire Us to Win Your Gun Violence Lawsuit Settlement

The personal injury attorneys at Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway have represented individuals who were injured and family members that have lost a loved one due to a fatal shooting. Despite the complexity of these cases, we have a strong record of success in wrongful death claims involving gun violence including a $5,000,000.00 recovery on behalf of the family of a local activist who was murdered outside of his home in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. This claim was made against a Harrisburg based juvenile detention center which allowed the shooter to escape just 2 months before due to the gross negligence of the center’s security guards.

When it comes to gun crimes and gun negligence, you need a team of lawyers who understand how to navigate complex litigation and high-stakes settlement negotiations. The moment tragedy strikes, call Joe Stampone and his team at Stampone O’Brien Dilsheimer Holloway for your free consultation.