Barnett Outdoors, LLC is the largest manufacturer of crossbows in the United
States. Barnett is currently facing several lawsuits brought by hunters
who had severe thumb or finger injuries after using Barnett hunting crossbows
that lacked thumb guards. Several models of Barnett crossbows lacked thumb-guards
including the Jackel, Penetrator, Wildcat C5, and Buck Commander.
Barnett has been found negligent in failing to include thumb-guards in
its crossbow design because the absence of a thumb guard allows a shooter’s
thumb to rise into the path of the bowstring. Most other crossbow manufacturers
designed their crossbows with thumb-guards, and while Barnett eventually
changed its design to include a thumb guard, it never recalled the crossbows
without the thumb guards. Therefore, the dangerous products are still
in the hands of hunters throughout the country.
If you or a loved one has been injured while using a Barnett crossbow,
you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against Barnett and obtain compensation
for your injuries. The national product liability lawyers at Golomb &
Honik, P.C. have successfully represented individuals in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and throughout the United States.