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Goldberg & Loren are experienced hunting accident lawyers who are dedicated to helping you receive the maximum compensation possible for your hunting accident injuries.

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Causes of Hunting Accidents

Hunting is a popular outdoor activity enjoyed by millions of people around the world. With the thrill of the hunt comes the risk of accidents. There are several common causes of hunting accidents, including:

  • Mistaken Identity: One of the most common is hunters mistakenly identifying another person as a game. This often occurs when visibility is poor or when hunters do not properly identify their target before shooting.
  • Unintentional Firearm Discharge: Accidental discharge of firearms can occur due to mishandling, defective equipment, or improper safety practices. This can result in injuries to the hunter or others in the vicinity.
  • Lack of Firearm Safety Education: Inadequate knowledge of firearm safety and hunting regulations can lead to accidents. This includes improper handling of firearms, failure to follow safety guidelines, and ignorance of hunting laws.

Educational programs on firearm safety have had a significant role in bringing accidental fatalities down by 42% over the last 20 years. [2]

  • Failure to Use Proper Equipment: Not using appropriate hunting gear and equipment, such as tree stands, safety harnesses, or protective clothing, can contribute to accidents.
  • Inexperienced Hunters: Inexperienced or novice hunters are more prone to accidents due to their lack of knowledge and expertise in hunting techniques, firearm handling, and safety protocols.
  • Violating Hunting Regulations: Disregarding hunting laws and regulations, including hunting in prohibited areas, hunting during restricted hours, or shooting protected species, can lead to accidents and legal repercussions.
  • Lack of Communication: Poor communication among hunting parties can result in accidents, such as mistaken targets, friendly fire, or unsafe hunting practices.
  • Environmental Factors: Natural elements such as rough terrain, inclement weather, and low visibility can also contribute to hunting accidents if hunters are not adequately prepared or cautious.
  • Reckless Behavior: Engaging in risky or unsafe behavior while hunting, such as consuming alcohol or drugs, disregarding firearm safety rules, or ignoring basic hunting precautions, can lead to accidents.

There was only 1 reported hunting accident in Oregon in 2019. [1]

Causes of Hunting Accidents

Hunting Accident Injuries

Injuries from hunting accidents can vary widely in nature and severity, and may include:

  • Gunshot Wounds: Accidental gunshot injuries are one of the most common types of injuries in hunting accidents, which can result in varying degrees of trauma such as lacerations, fractures, and tissue damage
  • Accidental Injury from Firearms: In addition to gunshot wounds, accidental injuries can result from mishandling firearms, such as burns, bruises, or other forms of trauma.

Compensation from a Hunting Accident

In the event of a hunting accident, potential compensation can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and any other healthcare costs related to the injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for any income lost due to the inability to work during recovery from the hunting accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and suffering endured as a result of the hunting accident.
  • Disability Benefits: If the injuries sustained result in long-term or permanent disability, compensation may be provided to account for the loss of future earning capacity and the impact on quality of life.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for any personal property damaged or lost in the hunting accident, such as hunting equipment or vehicles.
  • Wrongful Death Benefits: In the tragic event of a fatality resulting from a hunting accident, compensation may be available to surviving family members to cover funeral expenses and provide financial support.
Compensation from a Hunting Accident

Happy Valley, Oregon Hunting Accident Lawyer Goldberg & Loren

Goldberg & Loren handles hunting accident cases in Happy Valley and we have a proven track record of success in representing our clients.

With over 30 years of combined experience, we help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve. 

Our legal team:

  • Recognize the physical, emotional, and financial toll that hunting accidents can take 
  • Are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf
  • Give personalized attention and compassionate support every step of the way
  • Will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and gather evidence
  • Will work tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome for you

Our personal injury lawyer know Oregon hunting laws and regulations, and we will fight for your rights.

Schedule a free consultation today with one of our personal injury lawyers in Happy Valley.  


If you've been injured in a hunting accident, seek medical attention immediately, to ensure your safety and well-being. Document the details of the accident, including the location, circumstances, and any injuries sustained.

Contact local law enforcement to report the incident and seek assistance from experienced legal counsel, such as a hunting accident lawyer, to understand your rights and potential avenues for seeking compensation. Preserving any evidence such as photographs, witness information, and medical records can be vital in building a strong case. 

In Happy Valley, Oregon, the Statute of Limitations for filing a hunting accident injury claim can vary depending on the specific circumstances and the type of claim. Generally, personal injury claims, including those related to hunting accidents, must be filed within two years from the date of the injury.

There may be exceptions and nuances based on the nature of the accident and the parties involved. Seek legal counsel promptly, as delaying the filing of a hunting accident injury claim could jeopardize the ability to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Establishing negligence involves demonstrating that the responsible party failed to act with reasonable care, leading to the accident and resulting injuries. Show that the negligent party breached a duty of care owed to the injured individual and that this breach directly caused the harm suffered.

The specific legal requirements for proving negligence in a hunting accident case can vary, depending on the circumstances and the laws in the relevant jurisdiction. 


[1] ODFW Hunting Related Incidents. (n.d.). https://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter/incident_report.asp

[2] VanDerLaan, J. (2023, November 15). Hunting Accident Statistics: Injuries, Fatalities, and Causes. Deer Hunting Guide. https://www.deerhuntingguide.net/hunting-accident-statistics.html

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