Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
An Ohio man recently died after being shot in a hunting accident.
The accident happened in Kent, Ohio when 56-year-old Donald Pigg was hunting. He was taken to Akron hospital for surgery following the accident.
The morning of the hunting accident, police received a call at 8:44 a.m. that a man had been shot in a wooded area and Pigg was found and taken to Akron hospital.
It appears that the case is still under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pigg family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.
This is a tragic accident and reminds our office of the safety tips that must be remembered for individuals who are hunting throughout the Ohio woods. The five most common hunting accidents are listed below. If you or a loved one are ever involved in an accident such as the ones listed below, caused by another hunter who has failed to take the proper safety measures, call our lawyers at 800.637.8170.
When a shooter is swinging on game that is not within a safe zone of fire; usually occurs when aiming for a moving target. To prevent this accident, safe zones of fire must be set.
A failure to identify a target happens when a shooter aims and fires at a target but has actually incorrectly identified his target. This could mean a shooter has mistaken another hunter for an animal. Prevent this by being aware of surroundings and wear proper hunting clothes (hunter orange).
Prevent mishandling by making sure only trained hunters have access. Keep firearms locked and out of reach of children when not in use. Keep trigger locks on firearms and remove ammunition from firearm when it is not in use.
Misidentification may be caused when a victim may be out of sight of shooter or enters line of fire. It is recommended for all hunters to take a hunter education program.
At dusk there is less natural light, leading to possible hunting accidents. When planning hunting trips, get to the destination early so you can be sure to leave before the sun sets.
Pay attention to these common hunting accidents so you may prevent a similar accident from happening on your next hunting trip.
If you or your loved one is ever shot by another hunter who has not taken the proper measure for safety, resulting in serious injury or fatality, call our personal injury lawyers at 800.637.8170. We can help you receive the compensation that is deserved for the pain that an accident such as this can cause. We can also answer any questions that you may have related to accidents of this nature. Call our office today to get the information that you need and receive a free case evaluation over the phone.