Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Predicts Sandy Hook Massacre Families Will File Wrongful Death Lawsuits as Anger Grows Towards Guns

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Miami injury lawyer Michael S. Steinger of injury law firm Steinger, Iscoe & Greene said it is likely the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut could have been avoided and wrongful death lawsuits will be filed. Guns and the mentally ill do not mix.

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A question that should be debated is whose responsibility is it to limit the access of unstable family members to guns.

Adam Lanza opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 26 people, including 20 children, reported USA Today. The shooter, armed with two handguns, died inside the Connecticut school from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We can no longer ignore the ease with which even the mentally ill can obtain guns, said Michael S. Steinger a founding partner of injury law firm Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.

In USA Today, a federal law enforcement official said the guns used in the killing had been legally bought and registered by the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza.

Not long before the tragedy, Nancy Lanza told a family friend that her son Adam had Asperger syndrome and that he was "getting out of control and that she might need special help for him," reported USA Today.

“That any person described as ‘getting out of control’ had access to guns is troubling on many levels. While it is not illegal to own guns, parents certainly have the responsibility to ensure that disturbed family members do not know how to get their hands on them. Guns are designed to kill and should not be easily obtained by someone with questionable emotional stability,” said Steinger.

Nancy Lanza was found dead in her home, bringing the total number of dead to 28, said USA Today.

The attack was the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting. The deadliest was the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007.

As the tragic elementary school shooting story unfolds, many people are wondering why this happened.

“One thing certain is that Adam Lanza should not have had access to the guns,” said Steinger. “A question that should be debated is whose responsibility is it to limit the access of unstable family members to guns: that of the individual, that of other close family members, or that of the state.”

As time goes on, parents of the deceased may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the family of the man who killed their children. The families may be entitled to financial reparation for their loss.

“While this may be cold comfort for the parents, at the very least the money can help them rebuild their lives after such a devastating loss,” said Michael S. Steinger.

Many families of Columbine High School victims and survivors filed lawsuits following the school shooting in Colorado. Lawsuits were also filed following the Virginia Tech shootings.

If you or somebody you know was lost in a wrongful death accident, contact Steinger, Iscoe & Greene injury attorneys at 1-800-560-5059.

About Steinger, Iscoe & Greene:

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a proven legal team whose number one goal is to get South Florida injury victims every dollar they truly deserve. Since 1997, the firm’s lawyers have successfully handled cases that have included: auto accidents, bicycle accidents, birth injuries and medical malpractice. The entire legal team is committed to representing and fighting for injury victims’ best interests, giving each client insight into Florida law and their rights.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is staffed with more than 26 lawyers and 120 legal professionals. Offices are located in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene also offers the No Fee Guarantee®, which means “you don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you.”

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