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Livestock and Animal Collision Lawyer

A livestock and animal collision lawyer at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers handles cases related to accidents involving livestock and other types of animals on the roadways. These accidents can result in serious injuries and even fatalities, as well as significant property damage and other losses. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our experienced livestock and animal collision lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your losses and hold the negligent party accountable for the harm you have suffered.

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How Can a Livestock and Animal Collision Accident Attorney Help?

At Child & Jackson, a livestock and animal collision lawyer on our legal team can help accident victims who have been involved in motor vehicle collisions with animals, including livestock, deer, or domestic pets. 

Our legal team can help by:

Investigating the Accident

Your livestock and animal collision lawyer will conducts an in-depth investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident, gathering evidence such as:

  • Accident report
  • Photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and vehicle damage
  • Photos of the property the livestock resides on, such as fencing, latches, locks, etc.
  • Witness statements
  • Phone records
  • Video footage
And more.

Consulting with Experts

Your attorney may also collaborate with accident reconstruction experts, forensic accountants, life care planners, economists, and other experts, to determine liability and assess damages.

Going to Trial

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your trial-tested attorney at Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers may file a lawsuit and represent you in court.

Settlement Negotiations

Once you file a claim with the insurance company, they may try to place the blame on you, claiming you weren’t paying attention to the road or that you were speeding and unable to stop in time to prevent a collision with the animal. At Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team is familiar with the tactics an insurance company will try to do to minimize payout or deny a claim. 

We will investigate the accident to uncover the truth, whether the accident occurred when an animal wandered into the road due to lack of fencing, or a careless owner left a gate unlocked. Your attorney will handle all communication with the insurance company, including settlement negotiations. They will work tirelessly to ensure you receive a fair settlement that covers the cost of all accident-related damages.

What Are Common Causes of Livestock and Animal Accidents?

Livestock and animal accidents can occur on roadways for various reasons, such as:

Rural Areas

Livestock and animal accidents commonly occur in rural areas where farms, pastures, and open spaces are abundant. Animals such as cattle, horses, and sheep may roam freely or escape from enclosures, increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Lack of Fencing

Inadequate fencing or poorly maintained enclosures can allow livestock and domestic animals to stray onto roadways.

Unsecured Animals

Owners transporting livestock or domestic animals in trailers or trucks may fail to secure them properly, leading to escape or fall-out accidents.

Wildlife Crossings

Wildlife collisions, including those involving deer, elk, moose, and smaller animals, are common in areas where natural habitats intersect with roadways.

Poor Visibility

Low light conditions, such as dawn, dusk, or nighttime, can reduce visibility for motorists, making it difficult to spot animals on or near the road.

Habitat Encroachment

Urban sprawl and development may encroach upon natural habitats, displacing wildlife and increasing their interactions with roadways.

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Who is Liable in An Accident Involving Livestock?

Determining liability in accidents involving livestock can depend on various factors such as the circumstances of the accident, state laws, and the actions of the parties involved.

Owner Liability

In many cases, the owner of the livestock may be held liable if their animals escape from enclosures or wander onto roadways due to inadequate fencing, lack of supervision, or negligence. Owners have a duty to maintain control over their animals and prevent them from causing harm to others.

Motorist Liability

Motorists have a responsibility to exercise reasonable care while driving, including being vigilant for hazards on the roadway such as animals. If a driver fails to exercise caution or reacts negligently when encountering livestock on the road, they may be found liable for any resulting accidents.

Government Liability

Government entities may share liability for accidents involving livestock if the roadway conditions or infrastructure contributed to the incident.

What Are the Recoverable Damages in a Livestock Vehicle Accident Claim?

In a livestock accident, the damages that may be recoverable can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. 

Common types of recoverable damages in livestock accidents include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Permanent disability

Your attorney will carefully investigate your accident and assess damages to ensure you pursue the compensation you need to cover the cost of all accident-related costs.

Contact Us Today

If you were injured in an auto accident involving livestock or another type of animal, contact Child & Jackson Personal Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free legal consultation. Our livestock and animal collision lawyers have decades of experience fighting insurance companies for the compensation our clients deserve and can provide the dedicated and knowledgeable legal guidance and advice you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.

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