Opa-Locka has had more than its fair share of gun related violence in recent months, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. On Monday, police were called out to the scene of yet another deadly shooting.
This one took place at NW 22nd Avenue which investigators closed while they searched for clues that would help them ascertain exactly what took place. The markers were visible at NW 135th Street.
It appears that a young man who is believed to be in his 20’s need to catch a bus at approximately 2 a.m. He’d just sat down to wait for the bus to appear when someone walked up to him, pulled out a gun, and shot him several times.
The victim was still alive when the rescue crew appeared at the scene and they rushed him to Ryder Trauma Center. Despite the staff’s best efforts, the medical staff was unable to save his life.
At this point local detectives are still working to find more clues about this particular shooting as well as a motive for the attack. It’s unclear if they have anyone in custody or a suspect for this case.
“Cases like this, that seem so random and all to often seem to go unsolved are the ones that really make me glad I decided to pursue a career in personal injury law.” Joe and Martin, a personal injury law firm with an office in Myrtle Beach went on to say, “while I can’t necessarily force the police to do a better job investigating the crime, nor can I order the city to make sure places like city bus stops, I can make them think it’s in their best interest to do so.”
In legal terms, personal injury is a blanket term that includes mattes such as wrongful death. When someone dies in a wrongful death it means their death shouldn’t have happened or that it occurred in an unnatural manner, such as murder, a car accident, or as the result of a medical mistake.
It’s the job of a personal injury lawyer to sit down with the person who will be benefiting from any settlement the case generates and determine who was at fault for the accident and how large a settlement the plaintiff should request.
In the case of the man who life was taken from him at the truck stop, the people who would be able to pursue a civil case on his behalf are close relations, such as parents, spouses, and children. Ideally, the person named in the civil lawsuit would be the one who shot the man. However, it’s also possible that the local police force could be held accountable if the failed to investigate properly, or even the city if the lawyer can prove that the city knew the bus stop wasn’t safe and failed to do anything to protect the lives of the people who use it.
The system is working against the common man and you should learn what are you basic rights when it comes to personal injury case and any other legal matters. If you’re not sure if you have grounds for a personal injury case, contact us and we’ll help you decide once and for all.