Rambo Sues Remington Arms Company Alleging Rifle Fired Without His Father Pulling Trigger

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Another lawsuit has been filed against Remington Arms Company for a defective trigger in its Model 700 Remington Rifle.

The Drinnon Law Firm, PLLC announces its sixth lawsuit pending against Remington Arms Company after a formal complaint on behalf of Jay Rambo was filed in the Superior Court of The State of Alaska, Third Judicial District At Anchorage, Case No. 3AN-10-10376 Civil.

In addition to Dallas attorney Stephen W. Drinnon, Mr. Rambo is represented by two other attorneys - Jeff Hightower (Hightower Angelley, LLP) of Dallas, and Russell L. Winner (Winner &Associates, P.C.) of Anchorage, Alaska.

Plaintiff Jay Rambo alleges that he was seriously injured on September 11, 2009 as a result of a gunshot from a Remington 700 rifle. His Complaint asserts he was injured while moose hunting with his father Dale Rambo.

His Complaint alleges that as his father was loading the .338 Caliber Model 700 Remington Rifle, it fired without the trigger being touched. The high velocity 200 grain bullet struck Jay Rambo in the forearm as well as his right gluteus according to the complaint.

In his opinion based on his investigation thus far, attorney Stephen Drinnon believes the factual evidence demonstrates that the bullet first struck the end of an open rifle case before ricocheting into Jay. He said the gun was resting on the foam of the open gun case as it was being loaded by Jay's father, Dale Rambo.

Mr. Drinnon further opined that he believes a jury will seriously consider a finding of punitive damages based largely in part on Remington's own documents, which he believes will demonstrate that Remington has known about the trigger's dangerous propensity to fire without a trigger pull for decades.

The Rambo lawsuit claims that the trigger mechanism identified as the "Walker Fire Control" in Mr. Rambo's Remington Model 700 is defectively designed and allows the gun to unexpectedly fire without a trigger pull.

Further, the Rambo lawsuit alleges four separate causes of action including defective design, failure to warn, negligence and punitive damages against Remington. It further claims that Remington was aware of the extreme degree of risk and potential harm to the public but nevertheless proceeded with conscious indifference to manufacture, distribute, market and sell the rifle with the defective trigger.

Attorneys Stephen Drinnon and Jeff Hightower have many years of experience in product liability cases and have four other injury cases against Remington currently pending in federal courts located in Georgia, New Mexico, Colorado and Washington.

All of the lawsuits allege that the plaintiff - as either a bystander or gun handler, was injured as a result of a Walker Fire Control in a Remington rifle firing without a trigger pull. Attorneys Drinnon and Hightower also serve as co-counsel in a breach of warranty class action lawsuit in an Arkansas federal court which asserts the Remington Walker Fire Control is defective.

Additional information regarding firearm mishaps and the Remington 700 can be found at http://www.drinnonlaw.com. Stephen Drinnon can be reached at 972-445-6080.

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