According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, in 2010 there were 16,300,000 hunting participants nationally. There were a total of 8,122 injuries due to hunting accidents, equaling to be 50 injuries per 100,000 participants. Most victims are hunters; however non-hunters are also sometimes killed or injured in a hunting accident.
Our Michigan hunting accident lawyers often represent hunters and non-hunters killed in hunting accidents. While hunting provides great sport and recreation for many, unfortunately hunting can endanger the entire community, and not just the willing participants.
Common Causes of Hunting Accident Deaths
The most common causes of hunting accident deaths include:
- Moving into the hunter’s line of fire
- Victim covered while the hunter was swinging on game
- Victim out of sight of the hunter and/or the shooter failed to identify the target (mistaken for game)
Michigan Hunting Accident Lawsuits
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.
No Fee Promise By Michigan Hunting Accident Lawyer
We will handle your hunting accident case under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. Our No Fee Promise guarantees that you will receive the best possible legal representation for your case. If we agree to accept your case, we will perform all of the legal work and pay all of the file costs and expenses. We only charge legal fees if you receive a settlements in your case.
Contact Your Michigan Hunting Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know was killed in a Michigan hunting accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the orange Get Help Now to the right of this page and “Click to Send.” We will be in contact with you shortly. Our Michigan hunting accident death lawyers have significant experience in handling these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for families of victims injured in Michigan hunting accidents. We can do the same for you. Call our office today for a free consultation and to discuss your case.