Car Accidents Involving Animals

When an accident on the road is caused by a collision with an animal, or by trying to avoid an animal, it can lead to serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving livestock or an escaped pet, for example, contact the team at YouClaim to discuss making a claim for compensation.

At YouClaim, we have helped many drivers and passengers who have been injured as a result of a collision with an animal that has ended up on the road. Our expert solicitors will help you to make a claim for compensation, which can cover the cost of lost earnings and medical treatment, as well as compensate you for your injuries.

If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by an animal, which was put into your path due to someone else’s negligence, contact our team today to make a claim. Getting in touch is simple; either call us on 0800 10 757 95, speak to us using our online chat function or fill in our online form and we will get back to you. 

About road accidents involving animals

Any driver who comes across an animal loose on the road in their path will do anything they can to avoid hitting the creature. Unfortunately, this quick and compassionate action can sometimes cause devastating road accidents, inflicting serious personal injuries to you, your passengers and other road users.

Collisions with other vehicles, or hitting a verge or road sign due to a collision with an animal, or an attempt to avoid it, are unfortunately very common.

The animals most likely to be involved in road accidents include:

  • Horses
  • Sheep
  • Cows
  • Dogs
  • Deer

If any animal is on the road which has escaped from an enclosure and causes a collision with your vehicle, you can claim for compensation.

Liability for livestock

It is the farmer or livestock owner’s responsibility to ensure animals cannot escape and stray onto roads and motorways. If it can be proven that a farmer failed to maintain safe surroundings to keep the animals from escaping, they could face a claim being made against them.

Liability for pets

Like livestock, if an owner fails to stop their pet from venturing onto a road and it causes a serious car accident, they would be liable for the crash. Any compensation awarded will be covered on their home insurance.

How YouClaim can help

Our team has a great track record for seeing claims through to a successful conclusion. Thanks to this experience, we have expert knowledge of personal injury law and understand what needs to be done to ensure you are able to both claim the maximum amount of compensation and make the best possible recovery.

Compensation can cover the distress caused by your physical injuries, as well as the cost of the following:

  • Having to take time off work
  • Medical treatment
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Any other associated expenses

When you have been injured, you should not have to worry about finances as your focus should be on getting back to the condition you were in before the accident. Our solicitors can help you by providing advice and representation throughout the claims process.

Get started today

If you have been injured in a road accident involving an animal, you should speak to one of our friendly and approachable solicitors to talk through the case and discuss making a claim for compensation. Give us a call on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online form or chat to us via our e-chat function.