Walterboro, SC (January 06, 2020) – A South Carolina man and his 9-year-old daughter were both shot and killed on the last day of hunting season when they were mistaken for deer during a hunt on New Year’s Day.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources stated that the victims were among a group of four hunters who were endeavoring to flush out deer along Barracada Road when two members of the hunting party were mistaken for deer and shot at by another hunter.
Two people were hit with bullets. The injured hunters both died as a result of their injuries.
The county coroner has since identified the victims as 30-year-old Kim Drawdy and his 9-year-old daughter.
Both victims were located by fire and rescue teams approximately half of a mile off of Barracada Road.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time.
Hunting Accidents in Walterboro
In almost every state, including South Carolina, hunting accidents are governed by laws concerning general negligence. This indicates that a victim who sustained an injury at the hands of another person while out hunting is legally entitled to receive financial compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, damage to personal property, and pain and suffering.
If a family has endured the loss of a loved one because of the carelessness of another hunter or the general mishandling of a firearm, they also have the legal right to obtain financial compensation as outlined in South Carolina’s wrongful death laws.
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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