Firearm Accidents

West Virginia Firearm Accidents Lawyer

Who should you trust with your West Virginia hunting accident or gun injury case? Attorney Jeff Robinette is an Army trained firearms expert who has had experience handling a wide variety of firearms ranging from shotguns, handguns, rifles and even Howitzers. Jeff served our country as a field artillery officer for the 82nd Airborne Division before attending law school.

Jeff was raised in the coal fields of southern West Virginia which upbringing naturally included hunting and fishing with his father. Jeff still enjoys this privilege today and is active in teaching his children how to safely handle and enjoy sporting firearms.

Unfortunately, not everyone who uses firearms has "safety first" in mind. Jeff Robinette has experience in handling all types of injury claims involving the use of firearms.

Hunting or gun accidents may result from accidental discharge, unsafe handling of the firearm, or from the victim being out of sight or mistaken for game. Firearm or hunting rifle accidents can occur when:

  • Failing to engage the firearm's safety;
  • Removing a weapon or placing a weapon in a vehicle;
  • Running, walking or climbing with a loaded firearm;
  • Negligent gun handling;
  • Climbing trees or fences or performing any awkward action with a loaded gun;
  • Hunting in the woods or in an area without a clear target;
  • Shooting before a target is identified;
  • Shooting out of range across the road, near buildings, or in populated areas;
  • Gun or product defects exist.

Many people do not realize that if the person responsible for causing the serious gun injury or death has homeowners insurance, that such coverage follows that person even when they are out of their home. The hunter could be responsible for the victim's medical bills, lost wages and other economic damages, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering. This insurance coverage can help pay your medical bills or the funeral expenses for your loved one.

Jeff Robinette has the experience and knowledge to tell you what your rights are and what type of compensation you may be entitled to receive for your gun injury. Many hunting accident victims receive either no compensation or inadequate compensation because they don't have the right advocate on their side to fight for them. Don't let this happen to you. Call Jeff today: 304-594-1800 or his 24 hour direct line: 304-216-6695.

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