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How shooting accidents can lead to a personal injury case

Personal injury cases often vary drastically from one another. A personal injury is an injury to a person's mind or body as opposed to their property. One lesser known type of personal injury case is accidental shooting cases. Generally, when people think of shootings and the law, they think of criminal law. However, if you are injured by an accidental shooting, you are entitled to a full financial recovery for the pain and suffering, medical treatment, and lost wages that you incurred as a result of the accidental shooting.

Accidental discharge shooting cases

One type of shooting case that the personal injury lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have handled are cases where people are injured by the accidental discharging of a firearm. Recently, there was a fatal shooting in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania that the shooter claims was an accident. The shooter and the victim were hanging out around the fire with their families when the victim showed the shooter a handgun that he claimed was unloaded. The shooter gripped the gun and accidentally killed the victim, who was her cousin.

This tragic accident is similar to an accidental shooting case that the lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C recently settled for $315,000 against the shooter and the shooter's homeowner insurance company. In this case, a Mercer County man was shot in a parking lot by the accidental discharging of a handgun and was paralyzed as a result. The attorney's at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. were able to show that the shooting was accidental and not intentional to help the victim receive the shooter's homeowner insurance's maximum policy limits.

Hunting accident cases

Another type of shooting accident case that the personal injury lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have experience in are hunting accidents. Hunting accidents are especially prevalent this time of year because it is deer hunting season. Since deer season has started, there have already been six accidental shootings attributed to hunting accidents in the state of Pennsylvania.

If you or someone you know have been a victim of a hunting accident or any type of accidental shooting, call the personal injury lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free consultation at 800-777-4081.

Source: KDKA. "Lawyer: Family Claims Upper St. Clair Fatal Shooting Was Accidental". 3 Nov 2014.

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