Dangers of Hunting
Even though the number of hunters in the United States has declined by 10 percent over the last decade ' mostly because of urbanization and increased cost of hunting ' there are still approximately 12.5 million hunters around the country. People hunt for a number of reasons, from providing food to leisure or sport. Additionally, even though licensed hunters have to be a certain age and have certain training, any activity that requires guns and ammunition can potentially be dangerous.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent hunter, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical bills or other damages. Contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to speak with a qualified professional regarding your case.
Hunting Safety Tips
One of the most common hunting accidents is accidental shooting. In fact, close to 1,000 people are involved in accidental shootings every year while hunting in North America. Shotguns and rifles can inflict serious damage if misused. If you hunt, make sure to follow these safety guidelines:
- Always treat your gun like it is loaded
- Never point the weapon at anyone, even if you know it is unloaded
- Avoid drinking alcohol at all times when hunting
- Let people know when you go out to hunt
- Wear weather-appropriate clothing along with as much blaze orange as possible to alert of hunters of your presence
- Avoid hunting in populated areas
These safety tips will keep you safe while hunting, and they can also help protect others around you. Additionally, hunters may also want to take gun and hunter safety courses to give them a higher awareness of safety.
Unfortunately, not all hunters are careful when it comes to firearm safety. This can result in accidental shootings of innocent people nearby. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a negligent hunter, contact the Appleton personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options with a professional.