With the risk of injury or death posed by firearms, businesses and property owners may also be liable if they do not have adequate security in place to protect patrons and tenants.
In addition, Washington State firearm laws are evolving in ways that are creating more opportunities to hold gun manufacturers, sellers, and owners accountable for the harm caused by their weapons.
In 2023, new legislation was passed that creates a pathway for victims and survivors of gun violence to hold the firearm industry accountable for wrongful and dangerous business practices and ensure that victims have a method to seek justice.
Read more about what that means for victims of firearms crimes in an article by SGB attorney Julie Kline.
If you or a loved one was injured by a firearm, contact SGB and we will review your potential claim at no cost.