Hunting accidents can easily cause serious injuries such as gunshot wounds, lacerations, concussions and fatal injuries. While not all hunting accidents are the product of negligence, or recklessness, many are. A training facility could be to blame, for example, if an inadequately trained hunter causes an injury. If you believe someone else contributed to your hunting accident in St. Cloud, contact Hall Law P.A. right away for a free legal consultation.
What Is a Hunting Accident Claim?
A hunting accident claim is an insurance claim or lawsuit filed in an attempt to obtain financial compensation from one or more parties for allegedly causing a hunting accident and related serious injuries. A hunting accident claim in Minnesota is a type of civil lawsuit in which an injured party could recover compensation if he or she can prove negligence. Negligence is a legal doctrine that means someone failed to meet the accepted level of care for a situation. Negligence consists of four main elements:
- A duty of care was established between the plaintiff and defendant.
- A defendant’s provable breach of the duty of care.
- Causation between the breach of duty and the plaintiff’s injury.
- Compensable losses (damages) suffered by the defendant.
In a hunting accident case, negligence can take many forms. A shooting range, for example, may not have the right protocols in place for shooter safety. A hunting tour guide may fail to properly warn hunters of known risks. A hunter may show up intoxicated. These are just a few examples of problems that could contribute to hunting accidents and lead to related personal injury claims in Minnesota.
Examples of Preventable Hunting Accidents
At Hall Law P.A., our attorneys have handled hunting accident cases in the past, and have won. We have achieved record-setting settlements and verdicts for our clients through hard work and dedication. We are passionate about securing justice for injured hunting accident victims in St. Cloud. We accept many different types of cases involving:
- Inappropriate handling of weapons
- Inadequate training
- Hunting under the influence of alcohol
- Accidental shooting
- Unintended discharge
- Firearm defects or backfires
- Bullets ricocheting
- Fall accidents from deer stands or ladders
- Injuries involving animal traps
- Hunting tour accidents
- Exposure to weather
Accidental shootings are the most common type of hunting accident. An accidental shooting can occur due to human error, lack of training or a product defect. An injured victim may have grounds for a lawsuit after an accidental shooting or another type of hunting accident, if one or more parties reasonably could have prevented the injury.
What Compensation Is Available?
Filing a hunting accident claim in Minnesota is important for your future. Failing to obtain compensation from the at-fault party could mean you have to pay for your losses out of pocket. You may have to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills alone for a serious injury. Filing a lawsuit, on the other hand, could force the defendant to pay for your losses, including:
- Past and future medical care
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property repairs
- Lost wages
- Legal fees and out-of-pocket costs
If you are curious about the potential value of your hunting accident claim, consult with our attorneys in St. Cloud for more information. We will listen to your hunting accident story, help you understand your legal rights and accurately evaluate your losses. Our attorneys have a reputation for fighting for maximum compensation on behalf of their clients.
Contact a St. Cloud Hunting Accident Lawyer Today
The injuries sustained in a preventable hunting accident could follow a victim for life. If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury from any type of hunting accident, contact our local lawyers at (800) 292-1979 or through our online system. We offer free consultations in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We care about individuals and families in the community and will do our best to help you through this difficult time.