Wichita Personal Injury Attorneys – 316.313.4730
Within designated official wildlife areas, hunting grounds, and on private
property, many Americans with the correct permits or licenses enjoy hunting
for recreation. It is expected for anyone who takes up a shotgun, rifle,
or other hunting firearm to know general safety provisions for his or
her own safety and the safety of others around them. Indeed, in order
to obtain a hunting license in the United States, all hunters must complete
a Hunter Education Training Course, which may vary slightly between states.
Four of the firearm safety rules that every hunter should know and never
- Any firearm must be handled as if it was loaded with live ammunition, even
when the hunter knows confidently that it is not.
- The muzzle of any firearm must never be pointed at anything that the hunter
does not wish to shoot.
- Never discharge a firearm at a target without being sure that is the correct
target and that nothing lies behind it that could be shot due to a missed
shot, bullet penetration, or ricochet.
- A hunter will never place any finger on the trigger until he or she is
absolutely ready to pull the trigger and discharge the firearm.
When the safety measures taught are ignored, people can be
seriously injured or killed in a hunting accident. At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC,
we believe that every permitted resident should be able to go hunting
without fear of harm caused by other outdoorsmen who act negligently with
their shotguns, rifles, and other firearms. When something goes wrong
and there is a hunting accident, our Wichita hunting accident attorneys
are here to help the injured and their families seek peace of mind, justice,
and fair compensation through an injury claim. By holding reckless hunters
accountable for the harm they cause to others, we hope to help ensure
that no such similar accident happens again. We can represent hunting
accident clients throughout Kansas and the U.S.
Let us be the legal team that represents you in your claim.
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Injuries Suffered in Hunting Accidents
Firearms of any sort are extremely dangerous, must be handled carefully,
and must be respected by every hunter. Even a comparatively low-powered
rifle intended for small game hunting can cause absolutely devastating
injuries to a person.
Injuries often cited in a hunting accident claim include:
It is also not uncommon for a hunting accident to cause fatal injuries,
especially if the negligent hunter uses a high-powered weapon or strikes
a vital organ of another hunter. In such cases, Hutton & Hutton Law
Firm, LLC can provide trustworthy and genuinely compassionate legal counsel
from our Wichita
wrongful death attorneys. We know that no amount of financial compensation can bring
back a lost loved one but it can be a considerable help to your peace
of mind to know that all of your bills and costs will be covered.
Causes of Hunting Accidents
A hunting accident claim must prove that liability lies in the hands of
the defendant. Our Wichita hunting accident lawyers have the legal experience
– our firm was first founded in 1979 – necessary to thoroughly
examine the details of your claim and pinpoint liability. Our objective
is uncovering all the faults of the defendant so you are found to be 0%
liable, entitling you to 100% of recovery amounts.
A hunting accident could be caused by an inexperienced, reckless, or negligent hunter:
- Mishandling their shotgun, rifle, or other weapon.
- Failing to check their surroundings before firing a shot.
- Misjudging the influence of wind on a projectile.
- Failing to give guests appropriate safety gear and brightly-colored vest.
Statistically, the majority of hunting accidents are actually caused by
hunters negligently discharging a shotgun. A hunter with a buckshot shell
loaded into a shotgun may fail to accurately understand how the buckshot
will spread as the projectile travels, striking other hunters adjacent
to the target animal. If you or a loved one were harmed by another hunter
wielding a shotgun, we may be able to use the commonality of the event
to your advantage when disproving or minimizing your liability.
Legal Allies During a Difficult Time – 316.313.4730
Our personal injury attorneys in Wichita are driven to succeed on behalf
of our clients who were wrongfully injured in a hunting accident, whether
it occurred in Kansas, Oklahoma, or any other state. Throughout the years,
we have been able to recover more than $400 million for our clients due
to our tenacity, knowledgeability, and “never give up” approach
to client cases. Let us know the details of your hunting accident during a
no-cost, no-obligation consultation and we can tell you what you should do next.
Contact us at your first opportunity to get started.