Some people wonder what is needed, to ensure that the biometric gun safe will not fail. In general, what is needed is high quality alloys used to make these types of safes. If lower quality and subpar alloys are used, then it can allow a 3rd party or a child to pry open the device and use the firearm which would be a catastrophe resulting in serious injury or death to anyone in that area during the time of the gun safe breach.
What Is a Biometric Gun Safe, and How Does It Work?
A biometric gun safe is a safe that works using your fingerprints to lock up the gun in your home. On paper the biometric gun safe looks like it is a new age wonderful idea, but sadly they do not work as planned, and can be easy to pick the lock to get into the safe and misuse the gun or guns stored in the safe. A gun safe can secure the guns put into it with a biometric gun safe, with a commercial lock, or with other locking mechanisms. But oftentimes, a biometric gun safe has a cheap key lock as a backup, and it can be easy to use a screwdriver to pick the lock and gain unauthorized access to the guns in the safe. Another problem with a biometric gun safe is that it runs on batteries, which means that when the batteries get low, the safe may not be as secure as it once was when the batteries were new and in use on the safe. The biometric gun safes can have problems reading the fingerprints once encoded, and may allow access to people who should not have access to the safe, on account of an inability of the safe to understand its own readouts. For example, if a person works a job that causes ridges and calluses to build up on the fingertips, then the biometric gun safe may wrongly scan the fingerprints, and allow unauthorized people access to the safe. Finally, over time the cheaper alloys that are used in the construction and manufacturing of biometric gun safes can break down, to where the materials of the safe start to wear out quickly, making the safes ineffective to keep out unauthorized people to get access to the guns in the safe. This is especially troubling and dangerous, because it means that all told, children may get access to a biometric gun safe, because of the lack of structure to keep out children from how the biometric gun safes are constructed, designed and ultimately made.
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Why Are Accidental Gunshot Wounds So Dangerous When Someone Gets Shot with a Gun?
A gunshot wound is dangerous because of how the bullet enters and possibly exits the human body during an accidental shooting. When a person is accidentally shot with a gun, it can cause high level debilitating wounds to the body. These wounds are oftentimes difficult to recover from, which will decrease the gunshot victim’s quality of life for everyday living.1 When a gun is fired accidentally, it is often wildly handled, and can go off in any direction to injure someone in the area of where the gun is being handled. That means that you can be seriously injured anywhere on the body, including:
Lower extremities (legs, foot)
Upper extremities (arms, hands)
If you are injured with a gunshot wound to the head or spine, it will most likely be a traumatic injury that can result in permanent paralysis, which is a debilitating and life-changing event for the victim of the gunshot wound. When a bullet from a handgun enters the victim’s body, it will typically tear into the person’s skin, move through the body and can lacerate and rip through organs until the bullet either exits the body or is stopped by bone or dense tissue. Gunshot wounds are devastating to the victim, because the bullet forms a cavitation or type of expansion of the tissue in the body as the bullet rips into the person’s flesh. Bullets that are shot accidentally from a handgun can pierce the victim’ skin, and move into the victim’s body at any direction. The nerves, muscle and bone in a person’s body will expand when it encounters a bullet, but the bullet’s trajectory can cause a permanent cavity in the person’s body.
In other words, the path of the bullet leaves a trail or tail in the victim’s body, and the organs and tissues usually do not retract back into the proper shape after a bullet passes into the person’s body during an accidental gunshot.3 As a side note, this is the reason that on emergency room-based television series and television shows, the emergency and hospital personnel are always looking for the “exit wound.” They actually have to correctly identify the entrance wound and find the exit wound if it exists, to accurately trace the trajectory of the bullet, to know which organs are in danger and where the bullet traveled in the person’s body to properly treat the victim of a gunshot wound! Gunshot wounds cause major hemorrhage and bleeding, to where a person can “bleed out” quite quickly, if immediate medical attention is not provided quickly after the accidental shooting from a gunshot has occurred.
What Are the Major Areas of Trauma from an Accidental Gunshot Wound?
If you have received an accidental gunshot wound from a biometric gun safe failure, you will need emergency care to manage your injuries related to the accidental shooting. You may experience issues with:
Major hemorrhage or “bleeding out” after being accidentally shot
Problems breathing and respiratory issues with airway blockages
Tissue damage and blood circulation problems
Hypothermia issues if there is a sudden high level of blood loss
Head trauma or spinal trauma that can lead to various levels of permanent paralysis
Any time that a firearm is stored in an area of the home where it is in a biometric gun safe that fails, and the gun is loaded, with ammunition that is stored with the gun and not in a separate location, then it is a recipe for disaster that young children and teenagers may get access to the gun and have an accidental injury on account of the circumstances of the use of a biometric gun safe for unsecured gun storage.2 If you have had a biometric gun safe failure that resulted in personal injuries, you can call us now at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879. You can review your claim for free with a lawyer with experience in personal injury claims from a biometric gun safe failure.
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Can I Sue for a Biometric Gun Safe Failure?
Yes, we can sue for damages and losses, as well as personal injuries related to a case of a biometric gun safe failure. All that you need to do is call us to review your claim with our Los Angeles case lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. Just call us to talk about your claim with our case attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 today.
Average Case Value of a Biometric Gun Safe Failure
The average case value of a biometric gun safe failure will depend on your personal injuries, medical bills, expenses, losses, lost wages, and damages related to your case. Your claim is unique, but could settle between $50,000 and $500,000 or more, depending on the particulars of your case.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take around 3-5 months to settle your claim of personal injuries from a biometric gun safe failure. We will review your case with you for free, and go over the particulars of your claim when you call us today.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
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1Älgå, A., Malmstedt, J., & Fagerdahl, A. M. (2022). Wound specific quality of life after blast or gunshot injury: Validation of the wound QoL instrument. PloS One, 17(10), e0277094. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277094
2Grossman, D. C., Mueller, B. A., Riedy, C., Dowd, M. D., Villaveces, A., Prodzinski, J., Nakagawara, J., Howard, J., Thiersch, N., & Harruff, R. (2005). Gun storage practices and risk of youth suicide and unintentional firearm injuries. JAMA, 293(6), 707–714. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.293.6.707
3Nyberger, K., Caragounis, E. C., Djerf, P., & Wahlgren, C. M. (2022). Epidemiology of firearm injuries in Sweden. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society, 48(3), 2349–2357. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-021-01735-8
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