COMPENSATION FOR GUN SHOT ACCIDENT INJURY
Our lawyers have received an increasing number of calls over the last few years from people who have been injured in a gun accident. Typically, the person who was accidentally shot has medical bills they need paid, and may also be looking for reimbursement for time missed from work and other compensation. In Minnesota, it is possible to receive compensation for an accidental gunshot injury. Often, the gun owner will have homeowners insurance and, surprisingly to most people, it may be possible to recover compensation for the gun accident injury from that homeowners insurance policy. We have had a case where a gun went off while the owner was cleaning it and shot someone nearby. We also recently had a case where someone shot a cat and the bullet when through the cat and hit a person. In addition to handgun cases, our lawyers have also gotten calls about shotgun and rifle cases while hunting in Minnesota. (FYI, if you own a gun, it is better to have a specific rider for the gun on your homeowners insurance, or a separate policy to cover the gun, because some homeowners policies have strict exclusions that can include exclusions for injury caused by a gun accident.)
If you are injured in an accidental gunshot incident in MN, please call us and speak with one of our lawyers for a free consultation. It is very important in these cases to get the contact information of any witnesses, and save the gun or shotgun in the same condition it was in at the time of the accident. Don’t clean or fix it in any way. An experienced personal injury attorney will discuss the facts of your case with you and advise you of your rights to get your medical bills paid and other compensation.