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 Hightower Law Group can help.
A hunting accident may be caused by:
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 due), 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:
Jeff Hightower holds attorney board certifications in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law. Jill Hightower is one of the very few paralegals in the State of Texas who holds board certification in civil 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.
The paralegal certification process closely parallels the attorney certification process. It includes a thorough assessment of the paralegal's experience under the supervision of a licensed Texas attorney as well as their record of Continuing Legal Education and specialty area duties. It requires the completion of Baccalaureate or higher degree, or completion of an accredited paralegal program or four additional years of relevant experience. References from attorneys, judges and other professionals associated with the specialty area are evaluated, and a passing score on a half day area examination is required. Only approximately 300 paralegals in Texas have distinguished themselves with board certification.
Three board certifications allow Hightower Law Group’s clients to rest easy regarding the skill and competence of the team advocating for them.