Hunting season is upon us in Michigan and it still proves to be a very popular sport and hobby nationally, with over 16,000,00 participating. While hunting provides great sport and recreational for many, unfortunately hunting can endanger the entire community, and not just the willing participants. In fact, according to the International Hunter Education Association, approximately 1,000 people in the U.S. and Canada are accidently shot by hunters every year in hunting accidents. This includes hunters, and non-hunters.
Some of the most common causes of hunting accidents include moving into the hunter’s line of fire, victims covered while the hunter was swinging on game, and victims out of sight of the hunter and/or the shooter failed to identify the target (mistake for game).
Our Michigan hunting accident lawyers represent victims injured and killed in Michigan hunting accidents. We encourage hunters to treat every gun as if it is loaded, even when you are sure it is not, as well be sure of your target and what is in front of and beyond your target. For additional safety tips to prevent hunting accident injuries and death, click here.
Besides injuries and death due to the negligence of a hunter, hunting accident injuries can also arise out of defective equipment. Spinal cord injury is a common injury found among hunters due to tree stand accidents. In addition, defective heaters may be cause for hunters to suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning injuries in campers and cabins.
Victims of Michigan hunting accidents do have legal rights. To find out more information about your rights as a victim, Michigan law, and to discuss your case, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the orange Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Send.” We will be in contact with you shortly. Our experience Michigan hunting accident lawyers will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.