Hunting Stand Defect Accidents In New York

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Hunting stand Hunting is a popular pastime in Upstate New York. Many hunters across our state choose to seek out deer from atop a hunting stand. Often, these stands are attached to trees and called tree stands. Even though hunting involves the use of dangerous weapons, these hunting stands often pose a greater risk of injury to the hunter. Falls or other injuries from these stands can result in serious personal injuries or death to anyone involved. Sometimes, these accidents are the direct result of a defect in the tree stand.

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious personal injury in a hunting stand accident? Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today. You might be entitled to compensation. Our highly experienced team of Buffalo, New York, hunting stand defect accident injury attorneys has a track record of success with personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team will fight with diligence and tenacity to get you the compensation you deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 716-839-3939 or by going online.

Hunting Stand Injuries

New York State began tracking tree stand injuries for each year in 2017. Despite the new effort to track these accidents, many hunting stand accidents go unreported if the victim does not seek medical attention or report their fall. A number of hunting stand injuries occur each year in both homemade and professionally manufactured stands. Some injuries are the result of improper usage by the hunter, but others result from defects in the hunting stand itself. Hunting stand accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  1. Faulty construction or assembly of the stand;
  2. Failure to equip the stand with a safety harness;
  3. Failure to use a provided safety harness; and
  4. Failure to notice a significant defect resulting from damage from the elements or other means.

Hunting stand accidents can cause serious injuries to victims. Common injuries from hunting stand accidents include:

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  1. Fractures;
  2. Head injuries such as concussions;
  3. Neck and back injuries;
  4. Lacerations or puncture wounds; and
  5. Internal injuries.

Despite the frequency of accidents, it is possible to use a tree stand safely. New York State now includes tree stand safety as a topic in hunting education courses. In order to keep yourself safe, the Department of Environmental Conservation recommends following what they call the ABC’s of Tree Stand Safety. Always remove and inspect your tree stand before use; Buckle on your full-body harness every time; and Connect to the tree before your feet leave the ground.

If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious personal injury in a hunting stand defect accident, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. can help. Our battle-tested team of hunting stand defect accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York, will investigate your case, determine liability, and fight to obtain the best possible result for your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has years of experience that will help him and his team fight for you. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 today! Do not wait!



Liability In A Hunting Stand Accident

There are various circumstances that can directly cause a hunting stand accident, including improper manufacturing, improper assembly, or missing pieces. The party that is deemed liable for your hunting stand accident will vary based on the direct cause of the accident. For example:

  1. If the hunting stand accident was the result of faulty manufacturing, the manufacturing company is likely responsible for the accident.
  2. If the hunting stand accident was the result of improper assembly, the owner of the stand or the property is likely responsible for the accident.
  3. If the hunting stand was missing pieces, the owner of the stand or the manufacturer might be responsible.
  4. If the hunting stand accident resulted from wear and tear, the owner of the stand or property owner is likely responsible, as they failed to inspect their stand or make appropriate repairs.

If the hunting stand is homemade, defects are likely due to improper construction by the stand owner. Homemade stands might be more likely to miss important safety features, such as harnesses.

It can be difficult to determine who is liable in a hunting stand accident. If possible, it will be essential to document the accident to the fullest extent, including taking pictures. It may not be possible for a victim to document their accident immediately after it occurs. Still, if they can have a friend or hunting partner do so, it will help strengthen your personal injury case. Personal injury accidents are time-sensitive. If you have been injured in a hunting stand accident, seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

Victims of hunting stand defect accidents might be entitled to compensation for long and short-term medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, and pain suffering. Determining liability in personal injury accidents can be a complicated process. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today! We would be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation on your hunting stand defect accident case. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. and our team of hardworking Buffalo, New York hunting stand defect accident injury lawyers will work tirelessly for you. Call 716-839-3939 today.

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