Common causes of hunting accidents

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The beginning of fall in Wisconsin means the start of hunting season for various Wisconsin game. As in past years, hunting accidents will likely occur and could lead to serious injuries.

The most common hunting injuries are typically the result of one of the following circumstances:

  • A hunter or pedestrian moves into a hunter's line of fire. 
  • A hunter or pedestrian was mistakenly identified by another hunter as game. 
  • A hunter or pedestrian was out of site of the hunter. 
  • A hunter was shooting outside the restricted boundaries. 

If any of these causes or similar causes lead to a hunting accident that injures someone, the hunter could be guilty of negligence, and the victim could be able to sue for damages.

Deterining the legitimacy of a negligence claim and the scope of damages can be timely and complicated. If you or someone you know has been injured in a hunting accident, contact the Racine hunting accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.