Accidents Involving Animals

deer crossing road in front of a carDomestic animals – such as dogs, horses, and cows – can walk out onto roadways, posing a serious risk to oncoming motorists. Likewise, livestock can also escape and make their way into traffic. When this occurs, car accidents involving animals can cause damage to vehicles and injure vehicle occupants.

If you have been injured in an animal-related car accident, contact William Mattar law offices. We can look closely at the details of your case and help determine if you may have a claim for compensation. Call (844) 444-4444 to speak to an experienced accident attorney today.

Types of Accidents Involving Animals

Several factors, such as how close the animal was before impact, the speed the vehicle was traveling, the level of visibility, and whether multiple cars were involved, can affect the severity of an animal-related crash.

There are a few ways that an animal can cause a motor vehicle collision. Some types of car accidents involving animals include:

  • Head-on collisions: Animals can run or wander out onto a roadway, causing a potential head-on impact. A head-on crash with an animal can result in enormous damage to vehicles (such as a smashed windshield), as well as injury to vehicle occupants.
  • Crashes with objects: When an animal crosses onto a road, it can take motorists by surprise, causing them to swerve off the road into obstacles, such as trees, fences, walls, or guardrails.
  • Accidents with other vehicles: If a motorist swerves to avoid hitting an animal, they can also collide with another vehicle on the roadway, such as a car in the adjacent lane. Likewise, if a driver brakes abruptly to avoid an animal-related crash, a rear-end accident can occur. 

If you have been seriously injured in a collision with an animal, contact William Mattar today. Our legal team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

Who is at Fault for an Animal-Related Accident? 

If you have been hurt in a crash involving a domestic animal like a dog, horse, or cow, there may be an at-fault party in your case. For instance, if an owner of livestock was negligent and allowed cows to wander onto a highway, causing a collision, the owner could potentially be liable. However, every animal-vehicle crash is different, and a car accident attorney can help you explore your legal options.

Depending on who is at fault for the accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney at William Mattar Today 

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle crash caused by negligence, William Mattar is here to help. Our dedicated car accident attorneys have handled a variety of different cases, and we can advocate for you to receive the best outcome possible. Schedule your free initial consultation today by completing our online form or contacting our offices at (844) 444-4444.