Hunting Accidents Lawyers in Austin

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Hunting is a popular sport throughout the United States. This includes the Austin area with its many gun and hunt clubs and private hunting areas. While many hunters take their sport seriously, others have not been trained in the safe operation of a gun or bow, or don't know the first thing about hunting etiquette. As a result, hunting accidents happen frequently. There are many causes for hunting accidents including human error, defective or malfunctioning equipment and weapons, and hunter on hunter shootings. Sadly, hundreds of people are unnecessarily injured and killed every year as a result.

Awards & Recognition

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA, JOE CAPUTO, BURGESS WILLIAMS, NEIL SOLOMON, & JASON ALDRIDGE

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)

MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020

AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.

Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice

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I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.

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I did not know what to do. I had never been hurt in a wreck before and this was a major accident that was not my fault. I reached out to Zinda Law Group and they were fantastic, answered all my questions, got me help immediately, and took care of everything!!

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There comes a time when you need someone in your corner that you can trust. Our time came when we knew we needed the advice and counsel of an attorney. The day we walked into Zinda Law Group we knew we were covered.

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Everyone was so professional and was very interested in helping me with my issues. They were very upfront and honest about what I could expect.

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This is a really great firm! They settled my personal injury case in a year. Throughout the whole process, they were keeping in touch with me and helping me get the best treatment possible. They honestly know what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with these guys.

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There is a reason why this law firm has a 5 star rating. My experience with personal injury attorney Joe Caputo and all of the staff at Zinda Law Group has been excellent... I would definitely recommend Zinda Law Group.

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Human Error

Many hunting accidents are the result of human error. Sometimes this means the hunter was careless with their weapon and it fell over and discharged. Or the hunter shot across a road or near an occupied building and injured another person. And sometimes, the hunter is tired after a long day of hunting or just feeling anxious to get one shot in and discharges their weapon as a result. Common causes of hunting accidents include:

  • The accidental discharge of a weapon
  • Shooting at an animal, but missing and hitting a person
  • Mistaking a person for a wild animal and shooting at them

In addition, when hunters walk carelessly or run with a loaded weapon, jump fences or climb trees while armed, they can accidentally discharge their weapon – and people are injured or killed as a result.

Defective or Malfunctioning Weapons

Another common cause of hunting injuries can be attributed to malfunctioning or defective hunting equipment. Listed below are some common malfunctions or defects that a hunter may encounter:

  • Defective deer blinds
  • Tree stand collapse
  • Gun or bow misfire
  • Defective safety mechanism

When a weapon hasn’t been designed or manufactured properly, severe injuries and fatalities can result. This can include a defective safety or trigger mechanism that causes a weapon to discharge unexpectedly, or a defect in the bolt, sear, firing pin or hammer that causes a weapon to discharge or backfire on the hunter. Or, it could be an unusually sensitive firing mechanism that causes the weapon to discharge when it is accidentally dropped.

While defective or malfunctioning equipment or weapons can be complicated cases to prove, it is not impossible. It is critical to keep the malfunctioning weapon or equipment in the same condition that it was in at the time of the accident. This evidence will often quell manufacturer claims that the weapon or equipment was handled improperly by the hunter. It will also provide the opportunity for an expert to examine the weapon in its at accident condition.

You Need an Attorney

If you were injured in a hunting accident, or if a loved one was injured or killed as a result of the hunting accident or a malfunctioning weapon, you need an attorney with experience in handling these types of claims. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have just the right amount of experience and expertise that you are going to need to pursue a claim against a manufacturer or a careless hunter. Call today to speak with a Personal Injury attorney about your case. (800) 863-5312. The call is free and the consultation is free too so why not call today?