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Firearm Misfire or Accidental Shooting

Every year, millions of Americans enjoy going hunting for the thrill of being outdoors. While many of these hunters are trained and experienced shooters, gun misfires or accidental shootings can happen and may result in serious injuries. Misfires may be due to the negligence of a gun manufacturer or the failure of a gun owner to properly maintain his or her firearm.

It is important to understand your legal rights if you have been injured in a misfire or accidental shooting incident, as you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the experienced and dedicated Waukesha personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable lawyer.

Common Firearm Accidents

Guns are extremely dangerous weapons that can seriously injure or kill a person if they are used improperly or if they are defective. When hunting with firearms, it is important that everyone has received adequate gun safety training, and that all parties have appropriate clothing, including bright jackets and safety glasses. Unfortunately, many guns are defective, injuring thousands of Americans every year. Some common firearm accidents that could prove fatal include:

  • Exploding barrel
  • Defective bolts, levers, or pumps in the gun
  • Safety button fails to work properly
  • Exploding chamber

The injuries resulting from a misfire are likely to require swift and considerable medical attention, so it is urgent that you seek care immediately. Once your condition has stabilized, you may wish to speak with an attorney.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a gun that malfunctioned, contact the Waukesha product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® at (800) 242-2874.