Rural Accidents Involving Animals On The Road


If you have been in a accident with animals blocking the road, and the animals were privately owned rather than wild animals such as deer, you may have want to talk to a personal injury lawyer about recovering damages. It is likely that your car will be damaged from such an accident, and running over livestock can do more than damage your car. You may experience emotional trouble as well as this can be a very traumatic experience for anyone. If this has happened to you then you should contact a lawyer right away.

The reason that a lawyer is important is that the farmer or owner of the livestock has a responsibility to ensure that their animals are safely enclosed and not allowed to roam free on roads where they might get into the way of vehicles driving. This is especially a problem at night when a grazing cow at the side of the road may be hard to see until it is too late. A car accident lawyer can advise you on whether the farmer or animal owner may have been negligent in allowing his or her animals to roam free, and what can be done to be compensated.

In an accident like this, it may not just be your car that is damaged, but you may have serious medical issues as a result of the collision. Make sure that you are taken care of medically, and then contact a lawyer that has experience in car accident law. Your lawyer can potentially help you to collect money for the repairs to your car and the medical bills that you will be forced to pay, including possible long term care which can affect you financially and mentally for the rest of your life, as well as other compensation for pain and suffering.

We have only gone over accidents involving cars that hit animals in the road, but in fact cars that swerve to avoid domestic animals make up a large majority of animal involved car crashes as do rear end collision that occur when the driver in front slams on their brakes to avoid hitting an animal in the road. These cases should be handled by a car collision lawyer as well, as the person that owns the animal could be made to pay for the damages that both drivers have. Ask your lawyer if the owner might be found liable in your case.

A car accident lawyer is absolutely vital in cases involving serious injury to yourself or another person, or if a loved one of yours has died as a result of such an accident. Animal owners that knowingly allow their animals to wander free on public roads should be held responsible for the damage they cause and a personal injury lawyer is the best person to assist you.


Source by Karen Thompson