Sadly, thousands of Americans are injured or killed by firearms each year. While a number of these instances are due to poor judgment, some are caused by defective or faulty guns. If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed by a malfunctioning discharged firearm, you need to contact a seasoned Florida defective gun attorney. At our Law Offices, we will meticulously examine the facts of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim.
Earlier this year, a Bloomberg article discussed how defective guns became the only product that cannot be recalled. The gun manufacturer Taurus sold almost a million handguns that could potentially fire without anyone pulling the trigger. When an injured man tried to get to the bottom of why his gun (made by Taurus) had fired for no reason, he saw that Taurus had a “replace or repair” offer on their site, offering to repair certain guns or buy them back from customers. Despite the man being injured due to the faulty gun, Taurus denied any negligence, wrongdoing or defect in its firearms and also denied that its offer to fix its gun was a recall.
Approximately 500 people are killed in the United States every year due to the accidental discharge of firearms and many more suffer severe injuries due to gun mishaps. A number of these causes are the result of a faulty firearm. Some of the most common types of firearms defects include, but are not limited to, the following: