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Falling Bullets Cause New Year's Eve Injuries

Steve Wagner

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration, a time for parties and enjoying the company of friends. However, New Year’s Eve can end result in tragedy, injury, and accidents.

This year, like so many others in the past, was filled with news stories of drunk driving and other types of injury and RTV6 recently warned us of the dangers of one type of injury-causing celebration- firing guns into the air. RTV6 warned gun-owners to not fire celebratory shots in honor of the New Year, as these shots result in free-falling bullets, which can injure not only the person who shot it, but can injure people miles away as well.

We want to remind you that simply firing a weapon in several parts of Marion County is a misdemeanor crime- this is without the potential further criminal consequences if that bullet causes property damage and/or harm. Not only that, but these “celebration” shots result in clogged up emergency-response lines, and real emergencies are often put on hold or missed because of calls related to these shots.

Firing a weapon is never an acceptable form of celebration, and we as that you refrain from encouraging this kind of behavior whenever you witness it. Keep yourself safe, and protect those you love by putting the weapons away.

If you were injured on New Year’s Eve, whether by a falling bullet, a stray gunshot, a drunk driver, or anything else, the personal injury lawyers of Wagner Reese are here to help you make a full recovery. We want to assist you in getting the full amount of compensation you deserve, no matter what type of injury you have sustained. Are you out of work? Are medical bills piling up? Were you injured by the recklessness of another person, and are now suffering as a result? Call us today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation and get your life back on track.

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