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Accidents involving animals

Accidents involving animals

It is a fact that most of the car accidents do involve stray dogs or cats coming in their way. Today, it has become imperative to give the name of the driver or owner of the vehicle, his name as well as address, the vehicle’s registration number to the person who has reasonable grounds to have them. And if giving such information by the people is not possible than the accident involving animals must be reported to the police within 24 hours. This is a basic lawful obligation under 1998 Road Traffic Act. Poultry and cats are not covered under this act because they are classified as free roaming living beings but, horses, mules, cattle, goats, sheep, dogs and asses are included under this act. 

If unfortunately a dog is responsible for causing car accident on road then the dog owner could help to get liability for the cost involved in the accident. If any of the animals may have killed on the road, then contact the authorities to get compensation as soon as possible. Keepers and owners of the animal have a responsibility to make sure that their animals do not be a cause for injury. This can only be done by keeping them controlled and properly restrained from roaming independently, as the most ordinary types of claim regarding car accidents or road traffic accidents is due to animal straying onto the highway. 

Usually, the claims for accidents involving animals are comparatively complicated and thus essentially needs a skilled and experienced solicitor related to personal injury law. Few cases like attack of the animal on people, try to show that the animal obviously is dangerous and has dodgy characteristics in them and this is the responsibility of the owners to take enough precaution to prevent the attack by his animals on other people. In the case involving animal straying on the highways busy roads, it can definitely be proved that the owner of the animals is not enough dutiful to maintain a protected environment for the passers by or the vehicles to move safely on road.  These are little straightforward things which are fundamentally required in any investigation regarding claim for animal involving accidents. If any of the persons may get injured or lost something by accidents involving animal, he or she needs to claim compensation as soon as possible to get back the lost amount and sufferings by the responsible one.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

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The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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