Yes, you can sue the hunter that killed your husband in Michigan hunting accident. Michigan law holds that the negligent party in a hunting accident is responsible for the death of the victim and losses sustained by the family of the victim. In most hunting accident lawsuits, the family of the deceased or the person involved in the accident must prove that the hunter who caused the injury was negligent. This means that the hunter who caused the injuries failed to act in a safe or reasonable manner or was reckless in his use of the firearm. Many times this negligence arises because the hunter failed to take proper safety precautions or was even intoxicated at the time of the accident.
In the case of someone who has died, the family of the deceased victim has the right to recover money damages for their loss and gives rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. Most settlements are paid by the insurance company for the negligent party or shooter.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you or someone you know was killed in a hunting accident. Our experienced Michigan hunting accident lawyers have significant experience in these types of cases. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case.