Las Vegas Shooting Investigation
- October 12, 2017
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The family of a victim in the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017, has contacted Grenier Law Group PLLC to pursue a wrongful death case on their behalf against the shooter, Stephen Paddock, and potentially others. As has been widely reported, Mr. Paddock opened fire on a large group of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Tragically, 58 people were killed and more than 450 people were injured. It is the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Mr. Paddock fired hundreds of rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after Paddock fired his last shot, he was found dead in his room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Currently, his motives are unknown.
Peter C. Grenier, of Grenier Law Group PLLC, has an unparalleled track record of successfully handling mass shooting cases. Mr. Grenier formerly represented the family of deceased teacher, William David Sanders, who died on April 20, 1999, after being shot in the Columbine High School massacre, in Littleton, Colorado. While more than a dozen lawsuits were filed on behalf of injured or deceased students against various law enforcement agencies and members, the only claims that were ultimately successful were those brought by Mr. Grenier on behalf of the Sanders family. Mr. Grenier crafted civil rights claims falling into the very narrow exceptions to the general rule against liability for responding law enforcement officers and agencies. Mr. Grenier subsequently successfully settled that case for $1.5 million.
Almost eight years to the day after the tragedy at Columbine High School, on April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in two separate attacks on campus, approximately two hours apart, before committing suicide (another six people were injured escaping from classroom windows). The massacre is the second deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history. Mr. Grenier represented 20 families of victims in the April 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre and negotiated a complex settlement with the Commonwealth of Virginia totaling more than $11 million on behalf of all participating victims.
Mr. Grenier and his firm also currently represent the family of Kenneth Bernard Proctor, who died after being shot by Aaron Alexis in the Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2013. Mr. Grenier successfully argued against the defendants’ motion to dismiss. The Proctor case is ongoing.
Grenier Law Group PLLC is investigating civil claims against Mr. Paddock and potentially others. If you, or someone you know, witnessed any of the events prior to, during, or after the shooting, please contact us immediately at 202-768-9599, or firstname.lastname@example.org.