Deer stand lawsuit attorneys note statistics showing that tree stand falls are the most common hunting accident in the U.S. Product liability attorneys note lawsuits involving defective hunting tree stands involving millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
If you or a loved one are injured or killed in a deer stand, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential consultations and can help answer your questions. If you choose to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated product liability attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
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Deer Stands And Their Dangers
A tree stand is an elevated platform used by hunters placed from 15 feet to 30 feet above the ground and secured to a tree. One of the most popular types is the climbing tree stand. These are designed to be moved as the hunter climbs the tree, then secured when the desired height is reached.
According to washingtonpost.com, deer stand accidents are currently the number one cause of hunter-related injury every season and it’s estimated that one out of every three hunters who hunt from elevated stands are likely to experience a fall at some point in their lives that will result in serious injury. Some of these accidents are the fault of the tree stand user but on more than one occasion a defective tree stand has been responsible for serious injuries.
In one particular case, an Illinois woman who lost her leg because of an allegedly defective tree stand won a $1.5 million product liability verdict. Deer stand lawsuits can encourage manufacturers of potentially hazardous hunting equipment to take foreseeable contingencies into consideration and make reasonably safe hunting tree stands available to responsible hunters.
While a hunter’s safety is ultimately his or her responsibility, the regulations provided by the Consumer Product Safety Act provide guidance that hunting equipment manufacturers are required to notify the Consumer Product Safety Commission whenever they discover that a particular model of hunting tree stand may be defective, so a safety recall can be issued before a hunter is seriously injured.
Injured Hunters May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a product is determined to be defective and unreasonably dangerous, the manufacturer can be held responsible for injuries caused by the product. Compensation that may be recovered if there are injuries associated with a defective product include:
- Medical expenses incurred
- Pain, mental anguish, and suffering resulting from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a loved one is killed as a result of a defective product, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death
People who have been injured in a deer stand accident are advised to seek a qualified product liability attorney to help them protect their legal rights.
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