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Hunting Accidents

Hunting is generally safe. But hundreds of serious accidents occur every year in the United States. Approximately 150 accidental hunting deaths occur each year.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed due to the fault (or negligence) of a hunter, or due to a defective firearm (or both), you can bring a lawsuit to recover damages. The experienced hunting accident law firm JHLAW can help.

Causes of Hunting Accidents

A hunting accident may be caused by:

  • Missing a target and hitting another person
  • Mistaking another person for a wild animal and shooting them
  • Accidental discharge of a weapon, which can be caused by the firearm's handler or the firearm

Who is Liable?

Hunting accidents lawsuits can be very complicated. They often involve multiple defendants and theories of liability. In our last case, there were many defendants and many different theories of liability. Complex insurance coverage matters required deep research and analysis. If the victim dies, a shooter can be held liable for their wrongful death. Generally, the firearm's handler may be liable for general negligence (doing something a reasonable person would not do), the maker of the firearm may be liable if the firearm was defectively designed or manufactured (products liability), the owner of the land may be liable in certain circumstances, and, if the gun handler is in the course and scope of employment, the gun handler's employer may be liable. 

These matters can only be identified, considered, and assessed by a qualified hunting accident attorney.


The person hurt, or the family of someone killed, in a hunting accident may recover for:

  • Hospital and surgical bills
  • Outpatient therapy
  • Pharmaceuticals necessary for treatment and pain management
  • Counseling
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement

Board Certification

Jeff Hightower holds attorney board certifications in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law.

Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment.

Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.

Three board certifications allow JHLAW’s clients to rest easy regarding the skill and competence of the team advocating for them.

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