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Which Pittsburgh Attorney Handles Injuries Caused By Defective Hunting Equipment?
Pennsylvania is home to nearly one million hunters that anxiously await the arrival of fall which marks the beginning of archery hunting season. Anyone that hunts outdoors recognizes the risks involved and should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves, this includes outfitting with the safest and most reliable equipment available. However, there are many defective crossbows, recurve bows, compound bows, and arrows sold at retailers every year that cause personal injury to even the safest hunters.
The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have the expertise and experience in handling product liability cases where hunters or bystanders were injured by defective products and hunting equipment like bows, arrows, firearms, and more.
We know the importance of collaborating with industry-leading engineers and experts who will be able to evaluate and offer their professional opinions and insight that will aid in the settlement or trial of your case.
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What Kind Of Injuries Are Common in Bow, Arrow, and Hunting Accidents?
Hunting is an inherently dangerous activity and hobby.
No matter the number of safety measures a hunter or a group takes, there is always a risk when guns, firearms, and other hunting equipment are involved. When a gun, firearm, or crossbow is fired it doesn’t always mean that the trigger was pulled intentionally. Some of these products can be defective from the manufacturer, retailer, or owner.
The attorneys at Schiffman Firm are experts in representing cases where the victim has been injured by hunting equipment like a bow, crossbow, compound bow, or arrow. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in successfully taking personal injury and product liability (Read: What is product liability?) cases to court and delivering the results and compensation our clients deserve.
Contact one of our Pittsburgh-based personal injury attorneys for a free review of your hunting accident case today.
Common Injuries From Hunting Accidents Including Defective Bows and Arrows:
Retailers, Manufacturers, Owners
Who is Liable When Someone Is Injured in a Hunting Accident that Includes a Defective Bow, Crossbow, or Arrow?
Investigating and pursuing a product liability case requires expertise as well as an understanding of the manner in which the particular product is expected to work under reasonable conditions.
When it comes to hunting equipment like bows, crossbows, and arrows – determining whether it’s a defective product and who is liable can be a complicated matter.
Who Can Be Held Liable if a Person Is Injured in a Hunting Accident by a Defective Bow, Crossbow, or Arrow?
- Retailers and online stores
- Sporting goods stores
- Other resellers
Defective Triggeres, Broken Arrows, Poor Engineering
What Are Some Common Defects and Examples In Hunting Equipment Like Bows, Crossbows, and Arrows?
Just because a gun or a crossbow fires or goes off doesn’t mean that trigger was necessarily pulled.
Guns and crossbows can be manufactured with defective triggers or safety features that cause the weapon to fire even when the trigger is not pulled. This type of accident can cause catastrophic damage and even cause wrongful death. Defects in ammunition or manufacturing flaw in arrows can also create a scenario where a hunter or bystander could suffer a personal injury.
Common and Real World Examples of Defects Found in Bows, Compound Bows, Crossbows, and Arrows
Misfirings and crossbows firing without the trigger being pulled
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled a variety of TAC Elite, TAC Ordnance, and Enigma crossbows that were manufactured by Precision Shooting Equipment and sold in catalogs and stores like Bass Pro Shops, Cabel’s, Kinsey’s Archery, and Pape’s after it was discovered that these crossbows could fire arrows without the trigger being pulled
Bow limbs breaking and causing fragments and shards to fly in the direction of users
This type of defect was seen in The General compound bow by BowTech Archery
Arrows breaking when fired and striking unintended targets
Beman Bone Collector Arrows we recalled for a similar defect
Crossbows malfunctions that cause injuries resulting in thumb and finger amputations
A number of lawsuits have been filed against Barnett Crossbows for causing personal injuries similar to this
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How Much is My Defective Bow, Crossbow or Arrow Injury Lawsuit and Case Worth?
With many personal injury cases, especially those involving defective products – the scenarios and circumstances are all different and each potential product liability case brings unique challenges. Because of the variety, it’s difficult to put a fixed dollar amount on any type of personal injury case.
If you or someone you care about was injured by a defective product or in a hunting accident involving a crossbow, compound bow, recurve bow, or arrow – contact our personal injury attorneys today. Our team will review your case for free and provide guidance on valuable input on what to do next.
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