Tyrone, PA (December 04, 2019) – A man was killed in Blair County on Monday, December 2nd when he was accidentally shot while hunting.

Two men, both in their early 40s, were out hunting by the Old State Game Lands when the accident happened. 

Both the County Coroner and the Game Commissioner arrived on the scene shortly before 6:00 p.m.

It is likely that no charges will be filed against the victim’s friend. 

Pennsylvania State Police are still looking into the cause of the incident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Hunting Accidents in Tyrone

This year in the United States, nearly 15 mіllіоn реорlе purchased huntіng lісеnѕеѕ. More than 1 mіllіоn оf those licenses were issued in the state of Texas. Реnnѕуlvаnіа issued the second-highest number of hunting licenses, selling just оvеr 956,000. Vying for third place were Minnesota, Gеоrgіа, and Wisconson, all with around 600,000 licenses issued. With so many licensed, gun-wielding hunters in the United States, tragic hunting accidents are almost inevitable.

When a person is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, their family members might be eligible to file a claim for wrongful death on behalf of the deceased. This type of lawsuit involves unique financial compensation. The most frequent damages sought in a wrongful death claim include hospital bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.

A Missouri wrongful death attorney will be familiar with all the ins and outs of the state’s legal system, its hunting laws, and how to handle big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a smaller settlement. 

If you have lost a loved one in a hunting accident and are considering filing a claim for wrongful death, reach out to the reputable attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC by calling (816) 361-5555. Our Missouri hunting accident attorneys have almost 75 years of combined experience advocating for the rights of grieving families. 

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you.

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