All individuals that take part in hunting are required to complete a hunter’s safety course to protect themselves and others. Unfortunately, each year hundreds of individuals are injured and killed during hunting accidents. On Monday, as authorities searched for a missing North Carolina hunter, his body was discovered around 7:30 p.m. in a wooded area. The hunter was identified as 57-year-old Melvin Boyd, Jr. and authorities believe he was killed from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound, possibly during a fall. The final cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner.
Although uncommon, hunting accidents injure and kill several individuals every year. Hunters may be involved in an accident on another persons' property that could be subject to premises liability laws. Property owners are required under premises liability laws to maintain their property to prevent injury and harm to individuals that visit their grounds. Slip and fall accidents, dog bites, drownings, and food poisoning can all be examples of accidents where an individual could have grounds to file a premises liability case. In the event that you are injured on another person or entity’s property, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis premises liability attorney.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our attorneys believe your health and safety are important. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed, we will use our skill and expertise to hold all parties responsible. Our attorneys have over 95 years of experience and have recovered over $350 million in damages for our clients. We will take all steps to recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. Contact us today for a free consultation.