1. Can I sue if I or a member of my family was injured by an accidental shooting in someone’s home?
Yes. Any firearm-related injury caused by the negligence of another, whether in the field or in someone’s home, may form the foundation of a legal claim for compensation.
2. While hunting together, another hunter accidentally shot me. Could I be entitled to compensation for my injuries?
If the other hunter was negligent, you are entitled to bring a claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. Hunters are supposed to exercise appropriate caution when firing their weapons. Some examples of hunter negligence include firing a gun near an inhabited area and firing without a clear sight of the target and beyond. Negligent behavior is not limited to the actions of strangers. Carelessness and negligence often occur among members of the same hunting party.
3. Do hunters have to carry insurance to pay for injuries caused in hunting accidents?
Gun owners are not required to have firearm insurance. But hunters who have homeowners or renters insurance may be covered for injuries they carelessly cause another. Hunters may also obtain insurance through hunting clubs and organizations.
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