Williston, SC (December 02, 2019) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a 9-year-old boy was killed in a hunting accident on Thursday, November 28th in Orangeburg County.

The victim, a 4th-grade student at Kelly Edwards Elementary School, was out hunting rabbits with his dad and friends of the family when he was accidentally shot and killed by his father.

The young boy’s organs were donated to save three other children’s lives after the tragic accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased child at this difficult time.

Hunting Accidents in South Carolina

In South Carolina, hunting is a popular pastime and a tradition passed down by families for generations. A lot of hunters in South Carolina hunt as a means of providing for their families. When you consider how popular the sport is, there are comparatively few hunting accidents that take place.

Approximately 160 people die every single year from hunting-related accidents. Given that there are almost 18 million registered hunters throughout the United States, these numbers are reasonably low. This is mainly due to hunter safety programs and the laws that are enacted to assure their safety. Tragically, hunting-related accidents do occasionally happen and, when they do, usually lead to permanent disabilities or death for their victims.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a hunting accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages stemming from the accident. Securing dependable legal counsel from Monsees & Mayer P.C. will give your claim its best shot and seeing a successful outcome for your personal injury claim.

The hunting accident attorneys at Monsees & Mayer P.C. have extensive experience in handling hunting accident claims and firearm injuries. We recognize the importance of taking basic precautions to prevent injuries to other people. If an injury or fatality should take place, we work diligently to make sure that the victim and their family obtain the financial compensation they are entitled to.

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