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Fort Worth Hunting Accident Lawyers

Hunting is a great tradition and pastime for many individuals.  Many people who go on hunting trips either solo or with a group will take care so as to avoid any accidents and injuries.  However, despite a hunter’s best intentions and despite taking proper precautions, some people are accidentally shot with a rifle or a shotgun or sustain other injuries while hunting.  If you were injured in a hunting accident, consult with an experienced hunting accident injury lawyer at 800-863-5312 to get a free consultation and preserve your legal rights to compensation.

Common Causes of Hunting Accidents

In many instances, those who hunt are experienced shooters and know how to handle a gun properly and safely.  But despite these safety precautions, accidents still happen and serious injuries and even death can result.  It is important to note that while most people think of someone being shot when they hear “hunting accident,” other accidents that do not involve firearms can also occur.  Some of the common causes of hunting accidents include:

  • Defective Weapons
  • Misidentifying a Target
  • Missing a Target
  • Shooting Over a Road or Other Public Property
  • Failure to Follow Other Hunting Safety Practices
  • Alcohol-Related Negligence
  • Falling Objects
  • Firearm Discharge
  • Mishap with Another Weapon Like a Bow and Arrow or a Knife
  • Defective Space Heaters
  • Defective Tree Stands
  • Defective Ammunition

The injuries that individuals sustain in a hunting accident can be serious.  These injuries can range from minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones to gunshot wounds to spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, permanent disabilities, and even death.  No matter how you were injured in a hunting accident, you should seriously consider consulting with a dedicated and skilled Hunting Accident Injury Lawyer to determine whether you might be entitled to compensation for your damages.

Who Is Liable For A Hunting Accident?

In most states, a hunting accident will be considered under general negligence law.  What this means is that the hunter who caused the injuries failed to act in a reasonable and safe manner or acted recklessly in the use of a firearm.  But negligence might come into play in any hunting accident, whether caused by a firearm or not if there was a failure to exercise a particular duty of care.  Those who negligently cause the injuries of another are typically liable for the injuries and losses that are sustained by the hunting injury victim. An individual who is injured by someone else while hunting may be entitled to compensation for any medical expenses, lost past and future wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.  If you’ve lost a loved one as the result of a hunting accident, you might also be able to recover damages under the state’s wrongful death laws.

Proving who is at fault in a hunting accident can be difficult.  There may be a number of factors involved, more than one person could be responsible, and/or there may be different accounts from eyewitnesses.  But no matter how the accident occurred, an experienced Hunting Accident Injury Lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.  With an attorney on your side who has the skills and the resources necessary to handle these complex cases, your chances of obtaining the compensation you need and deserve only increase.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Hunting Accident Injury Lawyers

If you have questions regarding your potential injury claim, we have answers.  Call Zinda Law Group today at 800-863-5312 to get started with a free attorney consultation.  We look forward to helping you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.



 

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