Some people in the United States spend their free time in a blind or tree stand hunting many different species of animals. And while hunting has been a controversial subject in this country, close to 15 million Americans purchase a hunting license each year. Unfortunately, hunting accidents do happen. The International Hunter Education Association estimates nearly 1,000 people in North America are shot in hunting accidents every year, while just under 10 percent of them are fatal. One cause of hunting accidents is hunting while under the influence of alcohol.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a hunting accident because of a negligent hunter who was under the influence of alcohol, you need to hold him or her accountable. Contact the Green Bay personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today and schedule a free legal consultation.
Just like drinking and driving an automobile or other motor vehicle, drinking alcohol significantly impairs your ability to perform other tasks efficiently and safely. Consuming alcohol around the campfire has been known to be a staple on many hunting trips, but it can seriously put you and everyone else at risk. Drinking alcohol affects you in ways such as:
All of these can seriously hinder one’s ability to hunt safely, potentially putting other hunters at risk. Individuals should never hunt under the influence of alcohol.