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Car Accidents Caused by Livestock in Phoenix

If you have sustained injuries from an accident caused by livestock crossing the road, you can rely on The Husband & Wife Law Team to help you with your case. Livestock is supposed to only cross the road when it is right to do so and not endanger motorists. Since livestock cannot make such decisions, the owner is responsible for their actions and likely liable for accidents and injuries that occur.

Most roads in Phoenix have warning signs of livestock crossing areas. You are expected to slow down when you reach these spots, as livestock could be nearby. The signs exist to warn drivers not to over-speed as it could result in an accident. However, some farm owners have large herds of livestock that they fail to guard appropriately. This livestock can get loose and wander into areas they are not supposed to, like busy highways. This situation increases the likelihood of accidents in so many ways. For instance, you can hit the animal and lose control of the car. Or, a driver might try to avoid hitting the animal and end up in another lane, facing oncoming traffic. There are many cases of damaging or fatal accidents in Phoenix caused by drivers trying to avoid hitting livestock.

A crash can also occur when you instantly see an animal and hit the brakes. The driver behind you will have limited time to react and will end up crashing into your backside. The impact can be devastating depending on the speed of the other driver. In any of these circumstances, you will suffer damages that should be compensated.

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How Is Liability Determined?

If you get involved in a collision caused by a farm animal owned by someone, that owner could be held liable for damages caused by the accident. In Phoenix, livestock owners are legally obligated to restrain animals from roaming around and getting into dangerous places like busy highways. Therefore, the owner is deemed negligent for the damages suffered.

Our attorneys at The Husband & Wife Law Team will help prove negligence against the guilty party. While there is no way to prevent every accident, livestock owners should take responsibility for their animals and prevent them from getting into dangerous areas. Our Phoenix livestock car accident lawyers will help prove liability and work on getting you the compensation you deserve.

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Examples of Injuries Caused by Loose Livestock

Loose livestock in dangerous areas like roads can be risky. Depending on the level of impact, you can sustain injuries ranging from minor scratches to life-threatening injuries. Here are some of the common injuries people sustain in accidents caused by loose livestock.

  • Broken bones - A severe crash can result in broken bones. It could be a broken limb, hand, neck, or any other part of your body. Such injuries are costly to treat, and you could spend a fortune trying to recover.
  • Traumatic brain injuries – A TBI can have devastating immediate effects and challenging long-term effects, too.
  • Wrongful death.

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Our Phoenix Injury Lawyers Want To Help You

If you have sustained injuries in a wreck caused by loose livestock on the road, our Phoenix car accident lawyers can help you get justice. We have a qualified team of attorneys and can help prove negligence in your case. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, we have an experienced and dedicated team of attorneys that will work hard to help you get justice. Call us today at (602) 457-6222 to discuss your legal options.

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