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Academy sued for $1M after compound bow snaps and causes man to fall

By David Yates | Jun 13, 2019

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BEAUMONT – Academy Sports and Outdoors has been hit with a lawsuit seeking “at least” $1 million in damages for injuries a man allegedly suffered when a compound bow he was firing broke.

Brandon Parker filed the suit June 5 in Jefferson County District Court, also naming Bear Archery and Escalade Sports as defendants.

The incident occurred around two years ago on Sept. 29, 2017. Parker claims he using a compound bow “that broke, striking his face and right eye, causing him to fall.”

The suit declines to offer any more details on what occurred.

The bow was manufactured by Bear and Escalade. Parker says he purchased the “defective” bow at the Beaumont Academy.

He is suing for his past and future mental anguish, pain, medical expenses, impairment, disfigurement and lost earnings.

Attorney Adam Terrell of Weller, Green Toups & Terrell represents him.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E-203932

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