Our crossbow injury lawsuit lawyers represent hunters injured due to defective products. This includes lawsuits filed for injuries caused by fault and defective crossbows.  These injuries can be devastating and are preventable with proper manufacturing and design.

If you or someone you care about was injured by a defective crossbow, you should contact our award-winning lawyers today so we can start our investigation of your case immediately. The lawyers at The Buckfire Law Firm sue crossbow companies for settlements related to defective hunting equipment.

What is a Crossbow?

A crossbow is a ranged weapon that uses an elastic launching device.  It is essentially a modern bow and arrow used for hunting game.  It consists of several main parts, which are the:

  • Arrow retention spring, which holds the arrow in track until released by the trigger.
  • Barrel, usually made of aluminum or polymer.
  • Cocking stirrup, which is an aid to cocking the crossbow.
  • Flight groove, a grooved track on top of the barrel to align the arrow.
  • Latch, which holds the string in place until the trigger is pulled.
  • Limbs, which can be compound or recurve.
  • Safety, to prevent an accidental release of the arrow.
  • Sight bridge, to hold the sight.
  • Stock, the main part of the crossbow is usually made of wood or composite.

There are many different types and styles of crossbows available.  The prices range significantly based on the features, manufacturer, and power of the crossbow.

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Most Popular Crossbow Manufacturers and Models

There are several companies that manufacture and sell hunting crossbows to the public. The popular models, some of which have caused serious danger and injuries to hunters, include:

  • Ravin
  • TenPoint
  • Excalibur
  • Barnett
  • Wicked Ridge
  • Killer Instinct
  • Bear
  • CenterPoint

There have been many lawsuits filed against crossbow makers in recent years due to manufacturing defects and design flaws. Our experienced crossbow lawsuit lawyers will investigate the cause of your crossbow injury and determine if we can file a defective product lawsuit for you.

Can I Sue for a Defective Crossbow Injury?

Yes, you can sue if you were injured from a defective crossbow. The most common types of defects causing crossbow injuries include:

  • Defective parts
  • Unexpected firings
  • Sensor malfunctions
  • Limb failures
  • Defective design
  • Safety device failure
  • Exploding crossbows
  • Strings blowing up
  • Clutch slipping
  • Cocking issues

If you were injured by a crossbow that malfunctioned or was not properly designed, you can file a defective crossbow lawsuit. Our lawyers sue manufacturers and the sellers of the crossbows. An experienced hunting injury lawyer at Buckfire Law is here to help you.

Biggest Crossbow Retailers and Sellers

The largest sellers and retailers of crossbows in the United States today are:

  • Cabella’s
  • Bass Pro Sports Shops
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dunham’s Sporting Goods
  • Walmart
  • Amazon

There are also a number of manufacturers that sell crossbows online directly to consumers. In addition, there are other outdoor sports and hunting sets that ship them direct to hunters by mail.

Can I File a Crossbow Injury Lawsuit?

You can file a crossbow injury lawsuit if you or someone you care about suffered serious injury due to a defective product. Lawsuits can be filed against both the manufacturer and seller of the product in many circumstances. Our attorneys will determine who you can sue in a crossbow lawsuit.

Cases filed against the manufacturer are generally based on principles of product liability, which include defective design and manufacturing. This includes claims of negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty of fitness. Other claims can include improper warning labels or a failure to warn.

The product liability laws vary from state to state, so your ability to sue may depend on where you purchased the crossbow and where the injury occurred. There is no federal products liability law so your lawsuit may depend on the legal jurisdiction of your case.

Lawsuits filed against retailers and sellers of hunting equipment are based on principles of breach of warranty and even the failure to notify the purchaser of a manufacturer’s recall.

Are There Ravin Crossbows Lawsuits?

There have been a number of crossbow defect lawsuits filed against Ravin Crossbows in the United States.  Many of those cases allege that the crossbow malfunctioned and caused serious injuries and harm to the hunters.  The manufacturer strongly defends those cases, but many have resulted in settlements.

Typical Defenses in Product Liability Lawsuits

The manufacturer and seller of the crossbow that caused your injury will likely vigorously defend the lawsuit.  There are many typical defenses in crossbow defect lawsuits, including:

  • Misuse or abnormal use of the product, basically blaming the victim for not using the crossbow properly.
  • Failure to maintain the crossbow in good condition, or change the strings in a timely manner.
  • Modification of the product from its initial condition, which caused the injury.
  • Assumption of the risk, meaning the manufacturer and seller are not liable because the hunter assumed the risk of injury.
  • Comparative negligence, a legal defense arguing the hunter’s own negligence was the cause or a cause of the claimed injury.
  • The product was properly and was safe for its intended use.

There are defense attorneys who specialize in hunting injury cases, including product liability lawsuits.  You need a law firm that has the skill, experience, and knowledge to battle them and overcome the common defenses used by these lawyers to try to defeat your case.

What You Should Do After a Crossbow Injury

If possible, take photographs and video of the crossbow. You should save and preserve it so it can be inspected by one of our defective product experts.  The crossbow manufacturer will also demand an inspection of the product by one of its expert witnesses to determine if the failure was caused by defective design or manufacturing.

Also, try to locate your receipt so we can prove exactly where you bought it and the date of purchase.

If you still have the original box and instruction book, you will need to provide those to us as well to strengthen your case.

Common Defective Crossbows Injuries

The most common injuries reported from crossbows include lacerations to the hands and fingers. There are reported cases involving amputations of the fingers and thumbs caused by a defective product. Other injuries are those to the eyes, legs, and other parts of the body, including bone fractures.

There are also reports of penetrating chest injuries that result in the increased chance of death.

How Much Are Crossbow Injury Settlements?

Lawsuits for dangerous and defective products seek several types of compensation.  The amount of your settlement depends on your physical harm, mental anguish, and financial losses suffered.

First, a lawsuit demands compensation for the pain and suffering, fright, and shock, scarring and disfigurement, and other types of non-economic claims.  Second, the suits seek compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages.  These financial losses can be projected into the future and claimed in the case, including loss of future earnings and medical expenses.

Some states allow punitive or exemplary damages against the product manufacturer. These awards can be substantial.  The settlement amount varies from case to case depending on the severity of the injuries and extent of the medical treatment.  Other states, like Michigan, limit the damages in product liability lawsuits for non-economic losses.

Our crossbow lawsuit lawyers will obtain your entire set of medical records to evaluate the extent of your injuries and medical bills.  We will also evaluate how the injury has impacted on your life.  Our goal is to win you the maximum possible settlement for the losses caused by the defective product.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Crossbow Lawsuit?

All states have statutes of limitations, or time deadlines, for filing dangerous product lawsuits.  The state that your case is filed depends on several factors, including the state of your residence, the state where the injury occurred, the state you purchased the product, and the location of the manufacturer’s corporate office.

It is important to contact and an attorney immediately so you do not miss a lawsuit filing deadline. If you miss the time deadline, your case will be barred forever.

To find out if you have a case, contact our legal team immediately so we can begin our investigation.

Contact Our Crossbow Injury Lawsuit Lawyers

You need an award-winning law firm for your crossbow injury lawsuit.  Call The Buckfire Law Firm now to get started on your case. We are eager to begin working on your case today.

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