Hunting Accidents Are Caused By Defective Products & Carelessness
Hunting accidents happen every year due to defective products and a lack of safety practices or carelessness while out in the woods and marshes. Here are some common causes, and what you can do to prevent them.
Tree stand injuries are common. If you plan on using one, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter when installing it. Always practice setting it up at a low height first, then sit in it as if you were waiting on a deer or turkey to wander by. You can work out any installation issues safely.
A fall from any height can result in fractures, concussions or joint damage to your neck, back, shoulders, knees or ankles. High medical bills and lost work time could impact your financial well-being. However, if you set it up properly, use it as instructed, and the stand fails, you may have grounds for a defective product lawsuit.
A malfunctioning weapon - shotgun, crossbow or compound bow - can cause serious injury. Practicing with your weapon at an approved range with an experienced hunter can help you use the weapon safely, but in rare instances, the weapon might fail, and this is another instance where a defective product suit may be applicable.
Hunting Accidents Caused By Other Hunters
Sadly, other hunters cause accidents by mistaking a person for wildlife. This typically occurs when someone isn’t wearing hunter orange, or a hiker wanders onto a hunting area without knowing the area is being used.
If you or one of your loved ones is shot by another hunter, there may be a case where the shooter is obligated to provide compensation for medical bills and lost work time. The Anastopoulo Law firm is ready to provide you a no-cost consultation with options.
Call us now at 800-313-2456 if you or a family member has been injured in a hunting accident to determine if you are entitled to compensation.
Image courtesy of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation