My son was shot in the foot on NYCHA property, bullet went through no broken bones.
August 28, 2018
QuestionHim and his friends we're walking back home through the development when someone started shooting in broad daylight
As a crime victim, he may be eligible for compensation through the victim's compensation fund. See https://ovs.ny.gov/ For a civil suit against NYCHA, the challenge is establishing that your son's shooting could have been prevented by anything NYCHA could have done; since it happened outdoors, that seems unlikely. NYCHA - as an agency of local government - also would not have liability for a third person's actions resulting in injury unless they owed a special duty of care to your son. There may be other factors not mentioned in your question, so you should see a personal injury lawyer about it to explore all of the circumstances.
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