Hunting Accidental Shooting Accident
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In New York State, hundreds of thousands of people hunt each year. The expansive and fruitful natural landscape of Western New York provides many ideal hunting locations for anyone looking to participate. Because hunting involves the use of dangerous and potentially lethal weapons, there is a significant risk involved. Hunters and other individuals nearby are in danger of becoming victims of accidental shootings. Gunshot wounds can be serious and, in some cases, even fatal.
If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious personal injury in a hunting unintentional shooting accident, you might be entitled to compensation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., located in Buffalo, New York, can help. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top-rated Buffalo, New York hunting accidental shooting lawyers will fight to obtain the best possible result for your case. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today by calling 716-839-3939 or going online.Hunting Accident Overview
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reports an average of fifteen hunting accidents related to shooting every year. Fewer than two of these accidents are fatal, and more than five of them are accidentally self-inflicted. Most accidents occur during deer season, which takes place in the last quarter of each year.
Accidental shootings while hunting can result from a variety of different scenarios, such as:
- A hunter mistaking a fellow hunter or a bystander for the target animal;
- A hunter experiencing a malfunction with their weapon, resulting in an accidental discharge; or
- A hunter is improperly trained to hunt or operate their weapon of choice.
In any of these cases, the impact of the accident can range from minor to severe. Shooting accidents can result in the following types of injuries:
- Grazes to the extremities;
- Broken bones;
- Organ damage;
- Tissue damage; and
- Nerve damage.
These injuries can require extensive medical attention, including emergency room visits, surgeries, long-term hospital stays, and more. Damage to nerves, tissues, muscles, as well as broken bones, can cause a patient to require long-term rehabilitation and physical therapy. In the most serious cases, victims of accidental gunshot wounds may suffer from life-long paralysis, nerve damage, or brain damage. Some victims of hunting accidents may even die as a result of their injuries.
The New York DEC reports that hunting has become considerably safer in New York State over the last half-century. Recent years have been among the safest for hunters across the state. The increased safety of hunting is a result of extensive hunter training promoting safe practices. If you, or someone you love, hunts or would like to hunt, it is important to take the following precautions:
- Wear hunting orange while hunting;
- Remain aware of your surroundings and anyone else who may be nearby;
- Participate in hunter safety training courses offered by the state or local organizations; and
- Ensure you are knowledgeable about the operation of your weapon.
Have you, or a loved one, been seriously injured in an accidental shooting accident while hunting? Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. You could be eligible for compensation for your injuries. The team of battle-tested Buffalo, New York hunting accidental shooting lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation on your case. Call 716-839-3939, and let us begin the fight for you today!
HAVE YOU SUFFERED A SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY IN A HUNTING ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING? IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
When determining who is liable for an accidental shooting while hunting, one should consider the following questions:
- Was the accident the result of an unsafe element on the property?
- Was the accident the result of the negligent behavior of another hunter?
- Were you following all safety precautions, such as wearing high visibility clothing and handling your weapon safely?
If you were injured in an accidental shooting while hunting, a fellow hunter, the owner of the property, or you, yourself, might be responsible for the accident. If your injury was the direct result of another hunter’s negligent behavior, you could be entitled to compensation from that individual. Examples of negligent behavior while hunting include, but are not limited to, improper use of a firearm, careless and reckless behavior, and shooting arbitrarily into the woods.
A person injured in an accidental shooting could be entitled to compensation for all medical care, including short and long-term expenses, lost wages due to missed work, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one to an accidental shooting while hunting, you could be compensated in a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you are uncertain whether you or your loved one is entitled to compensation in a hunting accident case, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. Our team of highly experienced, hardworking personal injury lawyers will investigate your case and determine liability. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. boasts a team of diligent hunting accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York. Call today to receive your FREE consultation, and remember, there is never a fee until we WIN for you!
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!