Settlement for Injury at Shooting Range in Escalon, California - $130K


Product Liability, Personal Injury

Our client was injured at a shooting range in Escalon, California. He was walking away from the shooting area when the person next to him fired a Weatherby rifle at a target downrange. The rifle exploded and shrapnel caused a retinal injury to our client’s right eye. The force of the shrapnel actually shattered his safety glasses. Our Sacramento & Elk Grove-based attorney asserted claims against the shooter, who it turns out was using reloaded ammunition against the manufacturer’s warnings, and the manufacturer itself for product liability. Although our client suffered some loss of visual acuity, he essentially made a full recovery from the initial injury. The case settled at mediation for $130K.