Accidents Involving Animals on the Road
Skilled San Jose Lawyer for Vehicle-Animal Accidents
Car and truck accidents with animals on the road can be devastating to the occupants of vehicles. While there is, of course, concern about the risk of killing a wild or domestic animal in a collision, there is also a real danger to drivers and passengers of cars that collide with animals or livestock, such as:
- Cattle (cows, bulls or calves)
- Wild pigs
- Other wild animals, such as mountain lions or coyotes
Even smaller creatures, such as raccoons, skunks, turtles, quail, or turkeys can pose a hazard to drivers whose first instinct is to swerve to avoid hitting them.
California Attorney Committed to Identifying the Responsible Parties
If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in California as a result of a collision with a farm animal, such as a cow or horse, or with a companion animal, like a dog or cat, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III. Schedule a consultation to learn how we can help determine who the liable parties may be, including property owners, livestock owners, farmers, or government entities.
A motorcyclist successfully sued the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, after he became a quadriplegic in an accident involving a wild pig on a road that crossed land owned by the state agency. The multimillion-dollar settlement could never adequately compensate the accident victim for his true losses — but it allowed for the accommodations that he needed to cope with his catastrophic injuries.
We are prepared to hold ranchers and farmers responsible when improper corralling of farm animals leads to car accidents with livestock on our California roadways in San Benito County or elsewhere. We adeptly handle accidents involving animals on the road, advocating on behalf of those who unfortunately have suffered serious injuries in wrecks caused by livestock or pets.
Contact an Animal Accident Attorney in Northern California
If you have been injured in an accident involving livestock or any other animal, contact the Law Office of John J. Garvey, III. We will meet with you to discuss your options and help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence. Call 408-293-7777 for your free, no-obligation consultation with a San Jose animal accident lawyer. We proudly serve Santa Clara, Moneterey, and San Benito Counties, as well as the surrounding areas.